Aperto Extends PacketWave

Aperto Networks launches stackable single-sector broadband wireless base station

May 24, 2004

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MILPITAS, Calif. -- Aperto Networks, a leading 802.16 class broadband wireless access (BWA) systems provider, announced today that it has expanded its PacketWave® family to include a new base station called the PacketWave 760 (PW 760). This is the first stackable single-sector BWA base station to provide comprehensive QoS with intelligent classification of traffic and dynamic per-subscriber link optimization. The unit is packaged in a modular, pay-as-you-grow, single-sector Access Point form factor for the unlicensed and licensed 2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands.

The PW 760 is based on the same architecture as the highly scalable, field-proven PacketWave 1000 (PW 1000). It has the same core functionalities, and offers a highly modular configuration with cost-effective pricing options. “Subscriber-tiered” pricing makes the PW 760 even more attractive for initial deployments, as providers don’t pay for ports or stackable modules until they have the traffic and critical mass of subscribers to cost-justify the additional infrastructure investment.

“The PacketWave 760 is a highly cost-effective way for us to expand our service reach into low-density areas”, explained Anthony S. Adams, CEO of Egation Communications, a wireless service provider growing its footprint in the San Francisco Bay Area. “It provides us with the perfect combination to augment existing service and niche areas. Because the PW 760 uses all the same set-up, management administration processes, and CPE equipment as the PW 1000, it is very easy for us to deploy both models in our network as our customer base grows.”

“In a small 1 RU footprint, the stackable PW 760 can be quickly and easily integrated into a network and remotely managed from our customers’ central network operations centers,” said Alan Menezes, vice president of marketing for Aperto Networks. “Service providers can remotely manage their base station capacity utilization and pre-plan for subscriber capacity on a just-in-time basis. And with realistic growth in subscriber volumes, they can realize payback on the unit in less than 6 months.”

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