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Tropos Networks Becomes Principal Member of WiMAX Forum; Company Brings Mesh Networking Technology to Advance Emerging Wireless Broadband Specification
[October 13, 2004]

Tropos Networks Becomes Principal Member of WiMAX Forum; Company Brings Mesh Networking Technology to Advance Emerging Wireless Broadband Specification

SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Oct. 13, 2004 -- Tropos Networks, the leading supplier of equipment used to build metro-scale broadband wireless networks, announced today it has become a Principal Member of the WiMAX Forum(TM), a non-profit corporation formed to help promote the IEEE 802.16 standard and certify the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless access equipment. Tropos Networks is the first metro-scale Wi-Fi mesh networking systems vendor to join the WiMAX Forum, embracing the emerging 802.16 standard as an important technology for evolving metro-scale wireless broadband networks.



"WiMAX is important to the evolution of metro-scale broadband wireless networks," said Ron Sege, President and CEO of Tropos Networks. "We are committed to employing WiMAX in our quest to make metro-scale broadband wireless networks faster, lower cost and easier to deploy and use."

"We are delighted Tropos Networks is joining the WiMAX Forum and investing their confidence in the future of 802.16," said WiMAX Forum President Ron Resnick. "The WiMAX Forum drives innovation and growth of broadband wireless access. Members like Tropos Networks with wireless mesh networking experience help boost momentum as we work toward a key milestone: certification testing for interoperability of WiMAX Forum Certified products in 2005."


About Tropos Networks, Inc.

Tropos Networks, Inc. is the leading supplier of systems used to build metro-scale, outdoor Wi-Fi networks. Tropos' unique Wi-Fi cells, along with the first element manager to control large Wi-Fi networks, enable public agencies and service providers to deliver ubiquitous, city-wide mobile broadband to users in any locale. These carrier-class IP networks are low cost and easy to install and scale. The Tropos cellular mesh architecture and use of optimized open-standard radios dramatically reduce the need for wired backhaul while eliminating expensive proprietary clients and complex software. Using the patented Predictive Wireless Routing Protocol, Tropos solutions deliver maximum bandwidth to the user regardless of conditions, at unprecedented Wi-Fi network scale. Tropos Networks is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, please visit www.tropos.com, call 408-331-6800 or write to info@tropos.com.

Tropos Networks, Tropos and PWRP are trademarks of Tropos Networks, Inc. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s).

About the WiMAX Forum(TM)

The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, non-profit corporation formed to help promote and certify the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products using the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN specifications. The forum's goal is to accelerate the introduction of these devices into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) products will be fully interoperable and support Metropolitan Broadband Fixed, Portable and Mobile Applications. For more information about the WiMAX Forum and its activities, please visit www.WiMAXForum.org.

WiMAX Forum(TM) and WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) are registered trademark of the WiMAX Forum.

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