E-Band Communications and Aviat Networks sign OEM agreement for high performance 70/80 GHZ backhaul solutions

Published March 23rd, 2010 - 12:43 GMT
E-Band Communications Corporation, a developer of ultra-high capacity 70/80 GHz point-to-point wireless backhaul solutions today announced that it has entered into an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Aviat Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVNW), a leading wireless expert in advanced IP network migration.  The strategic partnership enables both companies to jointly and independently market and support E-Band’s radios worldwide.  E-Band’s flagship product is the E-Link 1000EXR, a full duplex  fiber-equivalent speed Gigabit Ethernet point-to-point radio which provides an industry leading +22 dBm of output power and extremely low latency (<5µs). E-Band’s products have won wide acceptance in major 4G network deployments and gained a number one position in the U.S. market in 2009.
 
"We are enthusiastic about working with Aviat Networks as a strategic provider of 70/80 Gigahertz point-to-point, gigabit capacity radio systems.  Aviat's global customer base, core competency in network management and strong IP product portfolio in support of 4G networks, are a natural fit for our product and technology," said Sam Smookler, president and chief executive officer of E-Band Communications.
 
The agreement enables Aviat to provide its carrier and enterprise customers with a complete portfolio of end-to-end transformational 4G network solutions.  Aviat’s backhaul solutions now cover frequency ranges from 4 to 86 GHz, the broadest range of products available in the industry.
 
“We’re excited to offer our valued customers the industry’s highest performance 70/80 GHz backhaul solutions,” said Michael Pangia, senior vice president and chief sales officer of Aviat Networks. “E-Band’s radios complement our portfolio of products and services and help ensure that Aviat Networks maintains its position as a leading provider in wireless network backhaul solutions.  This win-win relationship will increase opportunities for both companies worldwide and enable us to provide our customers with industry-leading GigE backhaul solutions at a competitive price.”

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