VSNL Deploys Aperto

VSNL deploys Aperto's PacketWave gear in national rollout across India; Aperto opens WiMax development center in Bangalore, India

March 17, 2006

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MUMBAI, India -- Aperto Networks, developer of the world's most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL), India's leading telecommunications service provider, announced today that VSNL has completed deployment of Aperto's PacketWAVE(TM) multi-service broadband wireless systems in over 65 cities across India. This is part of an initial deployment phase with the goal of growing the network to cover over 200 cities within twelve months.

Aperto's PacketWAVE(TM) family of base stations and subscriber units are a part of a country-wide network that enables high-speed wireless voice and data services for a wide variety of end users throughout India. Some examples of corporate end users benefiting from the broadband services delivered over this powerful network include Tata Motors, Hyundai Auto and Amadeus.

"VSNL is a strong believer in WiMAX technology. We have worked with Aperto on our existing wireless initiatives and are looking forward to extending our solutions with Aperto to include WiMAX" said Mr. Alin Jayant, senior vice president of implementation and planning for VSNL. "Aperto is certainly among the leaders in WiMAX and has strong networking functionalities and proven Quality of Service (QoS) features."

In a separate release:

BANGALORE, India -- Aperto Networks, developer of the world's most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, announced today the establishment of an Aperto WiMAX Development Center in Bangalore, India, for the purpose of accelerating the engineering development and deployment of Aperto's WiMAX Forum Certified and WiMAX-class products.

"We are pleased to announce the expansion of our presence, business achievements, and plans in India," said Reza Ahy, chairman and CEO for Aperto Networks. "Aperto is committed to the Indian market which has the potential to be one of the largest WiMAX market in the world, and we are investing accordingly."

Aperto established its India development center in Bangalore to take advantage of the highly skilled and cost effective technical resources. Aperto specifically chose Bangalore because of the talented pool of experienced engineers in the wireless field.

"Aperto has experienced unprecedented growth in the deployment of our WiMAX products in India," said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing and alliances. "We feel honored to have won the trust of some of India' s leading telecommunications service providers in selecting Aperto to be their technology partner and to be among the first in the world to deploy leading-edge WiMAX Forum Certified(tm) technology.

Aperto Networks Inc.

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