Opnet announced the formation of a model development consortium focused on the new WiMax (802.16) communications standard

October 27, 2005

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BETHESDA, Md. -- OPNET Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPNT), a leading provider of management software for networks and applications, today announced the formation of a model development consortium focused on the new WiMAX (802.16) communications standard. WiMAX is a wireless network technology that is expected to compete with DSL, cable, and T1 for delivering broadband Internet access to businesses and homes. The consortium is led by OPNET and includes representatives from several leading technology companies, with Motorola participating as a Founding Member.

“The purpose of our WiMAX model development consortium is to establish a framework that is shared by leading industry and government organizations”, stated Taylor Salman, Director of Business Development for OPNET. “The result will be a powerful simulation modeling suite for WiMAX network planning and design. We are extremely pleased with Motorola’s commitment to the process.”

As a global leader in wireless communications and mobility, Motorola has launched its MOTOwi4 portfolio that includes WiMAX (802.16e) solutions. The consortium focuses on 802.16e, which in addition to fixed applications, provides portable and mobile broadband wireless access that can support roaming anywhere within a WIMAX-enabled zone, making it suitable for applications such as high speed Internet access “on-the-move” and mobile VoIP.

“Leveraging OPNET’s framework gives us the opportunity to design and test Motorola’s differentiated components for our WiMAX equipment. This will help Motorola bring our MOTOwi4 WiMAX mobile device product to market faster by reducing the development cycle time through system modeling,” said Jaime Borras, corporate vice president, Motorola iDEN® Networks and Mobile Devices.

Opnet Technologies Inc.

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