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WiMAX Certified Solutions - Aperto

Mike Pratt Appointed CEO of Aperto Networks

Aperto Networks
May 22, 2006

Aperto prepares for accelerated growth driven by WiMAX certified solutions

Milpitas, Calif., -- Aperto Networks, developer of the world's most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, today announced that Michael K. Pratt has been appointed president and CEO of Aperto Networks. He replaces Reza Ahy who will continue his role as founder and chairman of the board of Aperto Networks.

"Aperto is a global WiMAX leader and Mike is a proven operational leader with a track record of achieving accelerated growth at multiple companies," said Reza Ahy, chairman of the board of Aperto Networks. "Given the tremendous demand for Aperto's carrier-class WiMAX products, Mike's joining Aperto is timely in helping us realize the terrific opportunities that lay ahead of us. We are very pleased to have Mike at the helm."

A telecommunications executive with over 20 years of general management, engineering, marketing and manufacturing experience, Mike was recently the president of ADC's Active Infrastructure business unit. Prior, Mike was the executive vice president - Worldwide Access/Broadband Systems at Marconi, and has held executive and managerial positions at RELTEC, DSC and Bell Labs.

Mike's experience and accomplishments include leading organizations through periods of rapid growth and global expansion, organizational and operational transformation, innovative new product development, dramatic product cost reduction and the execution of strategic and tactical partnerships.

During his career, Mike has led businesses as large 2500 employees, with revenues ranging to $1B, participating in wireline, FTTx and wireless markets globally.

Pratt holds a master's of engineering in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a bachelor's of engineering in mechanical engineering from the University of Nebraska.

About Aperto Networks
Aperto Networks helps leading service providers deliver affordable wireless voice and broadband profitably by building the world's most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units. Aperto fundamentally changes the economics of delivering voice and broadband services through IP-rich, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint networks, allowing carriers to offer a wider variety of services to more customers using less equipment. Its carrier-class WiMAX technology offers industry-leading subscriber density, quality of service, ease of use and reliability. Aperto is a founding board member of the WiMAX Forum as well as a founder and lead contributor to IEEE 802.16 and the ETSI-BRAN standards. Serving more than 200 customers in 65 countries, Aperto Networks is based in Milpitas, California. For more information on Aperto Networks, go to

David Benton
Tel: +1-650-743-8805

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