AdventNet's Versatile Web NMS Platform Used by Netro to Develop Leading Edge Network Management System for Broadband Wireless Access

Pleasanton, CA -- August 10, 2001

AdventNet announced the deployment of the flexible and scalable AdventNet Web NMSTM  platform in Netro's AirView Link Navigator Network Management System, a family of comprehensive, standards-based Element Management System (EMS) applications for managing Netro's AirStarTM  broadband wireless access products.

The Web NMS based AirView provides intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) applications to administer, configure and monitor Netro's highly advanced network elements. The cross-platform AirView is also designed for easy interoperability with third party applications

"As a customer-focused company, AdventNet is constantly looking for value creation in terms of lowering costs, reducing time-to-market and facilitating revenue-enhancing features for our customers and their downstream customers. This approach is a hallmark of AdventNet in every market we participate in", said Dr. Sridhar Vembu, CEO of AdventNet."In Netro, we have a partner who shares this philosophy. We are very happy that we have facilitated the deployment of products that lower the operational costs of Netro's customers and increase the speed of rollout of new services.

"Our AirStar family of products supports high-speed, flexible bandwidth data services and voice with guaranteed Quality of Service. With our deep understanding of the services and application solutions that service providers want to offer their customers, we wanted to create a network management system that would raise the bar for all wireless access vendors. The AdventNet Web NMS platform with its versatile functionality enabled us to achieve our objectives", said Peter Carson, Senior Vice President for Worldwide Sales at Netro.

About AdventNet

AdventNet, the Internet Management Infrastructure Company, is the worldwide leader in providing massively scalable, carrier-grade software for provisioning and management of Internet and e-business infrastructure and applications. AdventNet has a worldwide customer base of leading equipment vendors, service providers, systems integrators, e-business application vendors and enterprises. The company's customer-focused products provide ease of use, reliability and extensive customizability. They power solutions in many market segments, including e-business applications management, optical networking, broadband access (cable modem, DSL, etc.), storage management, web hosting and providing managed services. AdventNet enables superior solutions with rapid time to market advantages and all the benefits of new communications and software technologies. AdventNet corporate office is located at Pleasanton, CA with offices in NJ, NH, India, China and Japan. It has a well-trained partner base around the globe and thousands of customers world-wide. For more information call 925/924-9500 or visit

About Netro Corporation

Netro Corporation (NASDAQ: NTRO) is a leading provider of intelligent broadband wireless access solutions for Internet and telecom service providers worldwide. Netro's broadband wireless access system, AirStar, derives its price performance benefit from its proprietary packet-based technology that maximizes spectrum usage through dynamic bandwidth allocation. AirStar is one of the first commercially available broadband wireless access systems, carrying IP and voice traffic using a point-to-multipoint architecture and is currently deployed in more than 37 countries on four continents. For more information, contact Netro Corporation, 3860 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134-1702 USA (408) 216-1500,

Note to Editors : AdventNet Inc., the Internet Management Infrastructure Company and AdventNet Web NMS are the trademarks of AdventNet, Inc. Netro, AirStar and AirView are trademarks of Netro Corporation.

Prabhu Ramachandran, Media Relations
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