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REMINDER/Aperto Networks and TowerStream Invited to Participate at Wireless Technology Event Convened by FCC, Commerce and State Departments.

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REMINDER...for Monday (May 12)

Wireless Innovations: New Technologies and the Evolving Policies

MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 12, 2003

Companies will speak on growth, potential for unlicensed

wireless access networks

Aperto Networks, a leading provider of new generation scalable broadband wireless See wireless broadband.  access systems, and TowerStream, the leading fixed wireless broadband High-speed wireless transmission of data. What is "high" speed is always a changing number. Wireless systems are typically slower than land-based, wireline networks. In the past, wireless broadband started at 250 Kbps, whereas land-based broadband was generally considered to start at T1  provider in the Northeast United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , have been invited to speak and demonstrate their technologies at "Wireless Innovations: New Technologies and the Evolving Policies" from May 12-13, 2003 at the U.S. Department of Commerce Lobby and Auditorium at 1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W. (entrance on 14th Street), Washington D.C.,

The Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission (FCC), independent executive agency of the U.S. government established in 1934 to regulate interstate and foreign communications in the public interest.  (FCC (1) (Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC, The U.S. government agency that regulates interstate and international communications including wire, cable, radio, TV and satellite. The FCC was created under the U.S. ), Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is an agency of the United States Department of Commerce that serves as the President's principal adviser on telecommunications policies pertaining to the United States' economic and technological  (NTIA) and U.S. Department of State's International Communications and Information Policy (CIP (1) (Common Isochronous Packet) The packet format used in time-based (real time) FireWire transmission. See FireWire, IEC 61883 and mLAN.

(2) (Common Industrial P
) groups have convened the two-day wireless technology showcase and policy discussion. The technology exhibition on day one will provide policy-makers and members of the public and news media an opportunity to witness live demonstrations of cutting-edge wireless technologies and applications. The five panel discussions on day two will focus on unlicensed wireless technologies and allow technology innovators and entrepreneurs the opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with policy decision-makers.

The Aperto Networks and TowerStream teams are among fifteen companies invited to exhibit:

When:   Monday, May 12, 2003, 10am  - 3pm
What:   Technology Showcase: Aperto Networks and TowerStream will
        demonstrate the PacketWave(R) Point-to-Multipoint system (base
        station & subscriber units). Key technologies such as dynamic
        per-subscriber link optimization will be demonstrated. An
        Internet connection will be used to demonstrate TowerStream's
        extensive wireless access network in the Boston Metro area.
Who:    Aperto Networks and TowerStream executives
Where:  U.S. Department of Commerce Lobby

Aperto Networks has been invited to speak on the first panel, co-moderated by the FCC and NTIA:

When:   Tuesday, May 13, 2003, 9:15 - 10:45am
What:   Panel 1: The Growth and Future Potential for Unlicensed
        Wireless Networks
Who:    Alan Menezes, Vice President of Marketing, Aperto Networks
Where:  U.S. Department of Commerce Auditorium

Mr. Menezes will be the official representative of the WiMAX Forum, a cross-industry standards compliance and interoperability body, and will specifically address issues of wireless standards including IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, A membership organization that includes engineers, scientists and students in electronics and allied fields.  802.16 and WiMAX, license-exempt spectrum market and applications, interference management and emerging successful business models for license-exempt carriers, as well as Wi-Fi to Wireless Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) integration.

Panel discussions and exhibits will be open to the public and press on a first-come, first-served “FCFS” redirects here. For the figure skating competition, see Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.

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