Aviat Networks to Deliver High-Density WTM 6000 Trunking Radios to Wireless Carrier Wataniya Telecom Maldives

By Aviat Networks Inc., PRNE
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

SANTA CLARA, California, June 16, 2011 -

- All-IP Radios
Support Customer’s Evolution to Next Generation Networks with
Carrier-Class Capability and High Capacity Throughput


Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), a leading expert in
wireless transmission solutions, announced today that it will
supply its recently introduced Aviat WTM 6000 trunking microwave
radios to Wataniya Telecom Maldives. Since 2008, Aviat Networks has
served as the sole microwave backhaul provider for Wataniya Telecom
Maldives as it moved from 2G to 3G. Now, WTM 6000 long-distance
trunking radios will support its transition to Next Generation
Networks and eventually to 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless,
with up to 4Gbps aggregate IP-data throughput in the backhaul
network. Specifically, Aviat Networks will:

  • Supply end-to-end turnkey products and services to deploy
    high-capacity WTM 6000 radios in Wataniya’s backhaul to extend its
    existing backbone of Aviat Networks’ TRuepoint 6500 radios. Radios
    will be used as the core elements to backhaul 2G, 3G and
    leased-line traffic from Wataniya customers
  • Provide network design and logistics services to support the
    Wataniya backhaul network expansion

“Based on superior performance of its TRuepoint 6500 radios and
superb execution of our 2008 network rollout, we’ve chosen Aviat
Networks for the next phase of our network build,” said Stephen
, chief operating officer of Wataniya Telecom Maldives. “We’re
impressed by WTM 6000’s performance characteristics and our prior
experience with Aviat Networks’ technical competency in link
engineering over difficult all-water terrain while still completing
the project on time. We’re confident that WTM 6000 supported by
Aviat Networks professional services will enable a smooth evolution
to Next Generation Network operation and then to 4G.”

WTM 6000 product specifics

  • Highest density microwave trunking solution on the market
  • First system to accommodate up to 16 channels in a single
  • Supports STM-1 traffic as well as native Ethernet/IP with
    integrated Layer-2 switching, enabling operators to maintain legacy
    TDM services without having to use inefficient circuit
  • Offers packet transport features previously only available in
    lower capacity microwave systems, such as built-in Ethernet
    switching, link aggregation, traffic prioritization, Quality of
    Service (QoS) controls and Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE)
  • Available in 4 to 13 GHz frequency bands for enabling paths
    well in excess of 50 miles

“Our commitment to Wataniya is to provide them with best in
class products and services and help them establish a reliable,
scalable and futureproof transmission network to satisfy their
increasing demand for network capacity,” said Shaun McFall, chief
marketing officer and senior vice president, Aviat Networks. “With
the WTM 6000 we are able to engineer inter-island links over long
expanses of water and deliver bandwidths otherwise only available
by deploying fiber, which would be problematic and cost

The WTM 6000’s highly integrated all-indoor architecture is
optimized to efficiently accommodate complex system configurations
and is not restricted by being adapted from a split-mount radio
design. A very compact baseband/transceiver module eliminates cable
connections and optimizes available rack space for additional
networking equipment, making for easier installation, commissioning
and simplified maintenance.

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About Wataniya Telecom

Wataniya Telecom Maldives is a leading telecommunications
operator, providing a wide range of leading-edge wireless voice and
data services, delivered with high quality, designed to cater to
the demands of today’s customer. Globally, Wataniya Telecom has
grown rapidly through acquisitions and enjoys remarkable expansion
in MENA and Asia, driving operations in Kuwait, Maldives, Saudi
, Tunisia, Algeria and in 2007 in Palestine. In March 2007,
Qatar Telecom (Qtel) acquired 51% of Wataniya Telecom shares, and
today, Wataniya enjoys more than 56 million subscribers across its

About Aviat Networks

Aviat Networks, Inc. is a leader in wireless transmission
solutions. We apply innovation and IP networking expertise toward
building a carrier class foundation for future mobile broadband
networks. With more than 750,000 systems installed around the
world, Aviat Networks has built a reputation as a leader in
offering best-of-breed solutions including LTE-ready microwave
backhaul and a complete portfolio of service and support options to
public and private telecommunications operators worldwide. With a
global reach and local presence in more than 46 countries, Aviat
Networks works by the side of its customers allowing them to
quickly and cost effectively seize new market and service
opportunities. Aviat Networks, formerly Harris Stratex Networks
Inc., is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and listed on

Cynthia Johnson, Aviat Networks, +1-408-550-3321, cynthia.johnson at aviatnet.com

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