Azure Communications to Serve Wireless Broadband Markets

Wireless Industry Pioneer Launches New Venture

Los Gatos, CA, September. 15, 2005 - Azure Communications Inc. (Azurecomm) began operations in new offices in Los Gatos, California today. The company was incorporated in June of this year by James Bertonis, a wireless industry pioneer, to address emerging opportunities in the wireless broadband market. Mr. Bertonis will serve as the company's chief executive officer.

"The wireless broadband market certainly isn't sitting still," stated James Bertonis, founder and chief executive officer of Azure Communications, "and I see future product requirements that appear to be outside the focus of most of the equipment providers. Our job now is to evaluate these market needs and come up with unique technology solutions that we can build a new company around. I believe that my track record of successfully starting companies to address new wireless opportunities will bring cost-effective products to broadband customers."

Mr. Bertonis is a long time Silicon Valley entrepreneur, having founded and led three wireless technology companies. He was the founder and chief executive officer at Advanced Radio Cells Inc. (ARCi) in 1999, which rapidly became the industry leader in wireless DOCSIS broadband technology. ARCi merged with CoWave Networks in 2003 to form Arcwave Inc., the current industry leader in the wireless cable extension market. James served as chief technical officer and a member of the board until departing in 2005.

Mr. Bertonis also served as chief executive officer of ADBS Corp., specialists in RF/wireless communications, and was co-founder and chief executive officer of Telecom Industries, a pioneer in the home satellite TV industry. He has performed patent analyses, provided litigation support, and his writing has been published in international trade journals.

About Azure Communications

Azure Communications will develop and market flexible, modular, compact wireless broadband equipment ideally suited for alternative operators focused on underserved markets and specialized applications. The company is privately held and based in Los Gatos, California.

 

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