DragonWave and Tier One Argentinian Operator Partner in Network Modernization
Providing Backhaul Scalability for LTE Services and Network Expansion
OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwired - Nov. 7, 2016) - DragonWave Inc. (TSX:DWI)(NASDAQ:DRWI) a global supplier of packet microwave radio systems, today announced the company has signed an extension to a multi-million dollar project with a Tier 1 mobile operator in Argentina together with its local partner Trans Industrias Electronicas S.A. This represents DragonWave's largest project in Argentina, a country where the company is pursuing further growth and development with its extensive portfolio offering.
The new customer's legacy TDM radios are being replaced with DragonWave Harmony Trunk radios in order to provide backhaul scalability needed to support its ongoing LTE deployments. Turning up Harmony Trunk in 500 Mbps and 1 Gbps configurations enables the carrier to deliver increased high capacity data services in its mobile network today, while also establishing a solid foundation to support further expansion of its wireless network. DragonWave is working with local partner Trans Industrias Electronicas S.A. to provide an end-to-end solution that includes engineering, deployment and in-country support. The Harmony Trunk solution was selected for its high capacity, long reach, and all-indoor capabilities that suited the end customer's network environments.
"DragonWave was selected after determining that the Harmony Trunk solution best met the operator's capacity and reach requirements," said Alfredo Eimer, CEO of Trans Industrias Electronicas S.A. Our partnership with DragonWave provides our valued customer with the local services and support they expect from their vendors so that they can continue to provide high-quality, reliable service delivery to its growing customer base."
The DragonWave Harmony Trunk is a hybrid microwave solution that enables operators to migrate from full-TDM, to Hybrid, to full-IP via a simple software configuration, and to transport TDM and IP signals natively over the air without any encapsulation or mapping.
"Harmony Trunk is uniquely suited to support this key customer's capacity requirements for its LTE network deployment," said Peter Allen, CEO, DragonWave. "It's also rewarding to establish yet another direct relationship with a customer previously purchasing equipment through Nokia and Siemens, and is in step with our plans to directly serve our end customers by delivering and supporting next-generation DragonWave products to meet operators' network growth requirements."
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DragonWave(R) is a leading provider of high-capacity packet microwave solutions that drive next-generation IP networks. DragonWave's carrier-grade point-to-point packet microwave systems transmit broadband voice, video and data, enabling service providers, government agencies, enterprises and other organizations to meet their increasing bandwidth requirements rapidly and affordably. The principal application of DragonWave's portfolio is wireless network backhaul, including a range of products ideally suited to support the emergence of underlying small cell networks. Additional solutions include leased line replacement, last mile fiber extension and enterprise networks. DragonWave's corporate headquarters is located in
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