Nigerian carriers deploy DragonWave Horizon products


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Nigerian carriers deploy DragonWave Horizon products

DragonWave, a global supplier of packet microwave radios, has announced that it is addressing a growing demand for streamlined wireless backhaul solutions in the Nigerian market and that it has recent deployments with five new customers in the West African nation. Mobitel, Netcom, MainOne, Spectranet, and Monacom have selected DragonWave's Horizon product family to deliver high-capacity, 4G/LTE-Ready wireless backhaul networks. DragonWave's Horizon Compact Plus and Quantum products were selected to backhaul Internet, voice and data services as part of the country's growing broadband access solutions for their business and end-user customers.

"Since its inception in 2009 Mobitel has relied on a technical partnership with DragonWave that has contributed directly to our ongoing success," said Johnson Salako, Mobitel president and CEO. "DragonWave provides unmatched service and support for a line of radios that are easily installed, configured and managed, as well as providing the durability and functionality that ensures optimum performance inNigeria's challenging climate conditions."

DragonWave's Horizon line of packet microwave systems delivers the highest levels of spectral efficiency and reliability for carrier-grade delivery of advanced applications and services. An uncompromised product design delivers pure packet microwave performance with software-scalable, ultra-low latency transport of up to 4 Gbps per link. Extremely easy to deploy and manage, DragonWave products deliver carrier-grade (99.999% availability) interference-free performance in next-generation IP networks.

"As a leading Nigerian wireless broadband service provider, we have found working with DragonWave to be very rewarding and know their products to have a capacity edge over other vendors," said Mahesh Bhanarkar, Spectranet Limited, Head of Technical Operations. "Installing and configuring DragonWave links is a very streamlined process which has allowed us to quickly upgrade our network and utilize them as the cornerstone for our BTS and enterprise service offerings."

"Nigeria is an important market for broadband services and DragonWave is committed to supporting the needs of carriers throughout Africa," said Peter Allen, President and CEO, DragonWave. "We've prioritized Africa as a very viable market given that our technological advantage and high quality radio transmission makes wireless broadband applications both more accessible and affordable. We view these new deployments in Nigeria as a bellwether for expanding DragonWave's footprint regionally and bringing the best and most reliable mobile wireless backhaul solutions to the continent."

DragonWave's Horizon® line of packet microwave systems delivers the highest levels of spectral efficiency and reliability for carrier-grade delivery of advanced applications and services. DragonWave Fusion products provide a seamless migration path towards converged packet networks, driving greater efficiency, lower cost and simplified operations.

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