Egation Communications Deploys Aperto Networks' PacketWave to Maximize Bay Area Wireless Internet Coverage

Broadband Wireless World 2004
SAN DIEGO--()--Feb. 24, 2004--

  Innovative wireless ISP leverages Aperto's spectral efficiency to ensure high-reliability links to enterprises, MTUs, MDUs  



Egation Communications, a premier broadband Internet Service Provider addressing enterprises, multi-tenant, multi-dwelling unit, and consumer subscribers in the San Francisco Bay Area, announced today that it has deployed Aperto Networks unlicensed 5.8 GHz systems exclusively throughout its territory to deliver point-to-multipoint connectivity to its subscribers.

Egation and Aperto will be speaking at the Broadband Wireless World 2004 conference in San Diego tomorrow and will jointly present the session, "Segmenting and Serving the High Bandwidth Corporate Customer". With Egation now delivering T1 and higher speed Internet access and VPN services to enterprise users in multi-tenant units (MTUs) across Silicon Valley, the session will highlight successful deployment and expansion plans in one of the most challenging unlicensed spectrum environments in the world.

"While the Bay Area is fortunate to have many broadband service alternatives, thousands of businesses are still underserved by either wireless or wireline broadband," stated Egation CEO and founder Anthony S. Adams. "We have now provided a quantum leap in "Best Connected" access to enterprises delivering highly reliable service, best value pricing and provisioning within 24 hours of customer order."

He added, "This area is now home to six major wireless ISPs, and the environment is extremely RF-noisy. We deployed Aperto's PacketWave system because it is clearly the most spectrally-efficient 5.8 GHz platform on the market. The narrow channel width delivers a clean, robust and interference-resilient signal consistently. The system gives us much greater capacity for growth, and performs extremely well in obstructed line-of-sight circumstances. We get the most out of the units and out of our subscriber capacity, because the systems fully deliver on their published range, power, quality and feature specifications."

"Egation has created a broadband wireless infrastructure that does not require forklift upgrades," stated Alan Menezes, Aperto vice president of marketing and co-presenter with Anthony Adams at Broadband Wireless World Forum. "They offer subscribers highly-reliable wireless T1 transport today for Internet access, and are very well-equipped to add VPN functionality, voice and streaming media when needed in the future. The market's response to their value proposition is very strong, with some of the leading professional services and health care firms in the area either already on their network or in their pipeline."

Aperto Networks' WiMAX-class base stations and subscriber units enable both licensed and unlicensed frequency broadband wireless access for business-grade users. Providers use PacketWave systems to deliver wireless T1 and Fractional T1 speeds, wireless VPNs and VLANs, disaster recovery and Hot Spot backhaul, as well as VoIP and streaming media.

About Aperto Networks

Aperto Networks is a leading provider of WiMAX-class multiservice broadband wireless access systems for global markets. The company was founded to provide a breakthrough solution to one of today's critical network bottlenecks - last-mile broadband access. The PacketWave(R) system provides a family of base stations, subscriber units, and associated radios and antennas in 2.5, 3.5 and 5 GHz frequency bands for global point-to-point and point-to-multipoint deployments. Its scalable systems and patent-pending technologies support new wireless builds and complement existing wireline broadband access technology. Aperto systems have been deployed by service providers in 40 countries, meeting their needs for ease of installation, IP-rich network functionality and cost effectiveness, while enabling rapid provisioning and interference resilient operation in dense urban to suburban locations. The company is a founder and leading contributor to IEEE 802.16a/d as well as to ETSI-BRAN standards, and a board member of the WiMAX Forum. For more information on Aperto Networks, go to www.apertonet.com.

About Egation Communications

Egation Communications is a broadband Internet Services Provider delivering high-speed Internet access and hosting solutions to consumers and businesses in communities that are 'Broadband Challenged'. The company provides customers in Silicon Valley a proven broadband solution with support services and 99.99 percent availability. Small and medium businesses can start with Egation's basic offering and increase their bandwidth at any time without additional installation or equipment charges, on a moment's notice.

Egation was founded in 2000 and is based in Fremont, California. Privately funded and managed by a team of industry veterans and visionaries, the company's goal is to build Egation into the premier choice for full service, community based Internet access, providing high-speed high-value services to consumers and businesses.. For more information on Egation Communications' services and offerings, please visit www.egation.com or call 510.742.9288.

Contacts

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Tina Tan/ Jill Budzynski, 763-548-8208
ttan@marketready.com

Contacts

Market Ready
Tina Tan/ Jill Budzynski, 763-548-8208
ttan@marketready.com