Azure Communications Emerges From Stealth Mode

Announces Wireless Strategy for Alternative Operators

Los Gatos, CA, June 19, 2006 - Azure Communications Inc. (Azurecomm) today emerged from stealth mode, announcing a strategy to deliver wireless broadband solutions for alternative network operators focused on underserved markets and for specialized applications. The products will offer performance beyond current Wi-Fi and WiMAX offerings, while maintaining compatibility with other Wi-Fi and WiMAX products that may be operating on an operator's network.

"Azure Communications will focus on a segment of the wireless broadband market that has not been fully recognized," stated James Bertonis, founder and chief executive officer of Azure Communications. "Most wireless broadband equipment providers target large carriers with the 'big iron' solutions they require. Yet, with the exception of some wide-scale municipal Wi-Fi mesh implementations, most of the activity in the market has been for small systems purchased by what Gartner has termed, 'alternative operators.'"

Azure Communications products will deliver an unmatched combination of performance, flexibility and total cost of ownership. They will support all established and emerging wireless broadband standards, including WiMAX, Mobile WiMAX, Wi-Fi, and DOCSIS; both license-free and licensed frequency bands; fixed, nomadic and mobile wireless applications. Early testing predicts high data rates which will be fully exploited by proprietary AzureMAX intelligent radio technology.

The first Azure Communications products are entering the trial stage, with beta installations planned for fall 2006, and general availability in early 2007.

About Azure Communications

Azure Communications develops and markets flexible, modular, compact wireless broadband equipment ideally suited for alternative network operators focused on underserved markets and for specialized applications. Azure Communications' products comply with broadband industry standards including WiMAX, Wi-Fi and DOCSIS and are designed to work with any standards-based customer premise equipment. For more information, visit www.azurecomm.com or call 408.376.3600.

 

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