RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., November 24, 2009 -- Harris Stratex Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSTX - News), a leading provider of wireless solutions that enable the evolution of next-generation fixed and mobile broadband networks, today announced president and CEO Harald Braun has been awarded the prestigious title of International Telecom CEO of the Year 2009 by IT & Telecom Digest at the Eight Nigerian Information Technology & Telecom Awards. The awards are selected based on public votes, overseen by a panel of industry judges.
IT & Telecom Digest is one of Africa's most prestigious telecom titles. Using a network of senior reporters from across the world, including South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, the United Arab Emirates and the USA, the publication offers international and local insight into the telecoms market.
"To be named International Telecom CEO of the Year 2009 is an absolute honor, not only for me, but also for Harris Stratex. The Nigerian telecommunications industry is certainly undergoing a revolution, with growth throughout Africa currently outpacing the rest of the world two-fold. This is a progression that Harris Stratex is eager to participate in, and I believe our longstanding presence in the region is testament to our expertise and products. We will continue to help operators and carriers meet this demand, now and in the future," said Braun.
Braun strives to provide Harris Stratex solutions to the developing world to improve national services such as healthcare and education. His regular trips to Nigeria have enabled him to more intimately understand the country's economic situation. With offices in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Zambia and Cote D'Ivoire, Harris Stratex has shipped more than 45,000 microwave radios to more than 50 mobile operators, in more than 30 countries in Africa.
The expansion of GSM networks using Harris Stratex Networks Eclipse radios has helped to improve essential communications and quality of life throughout the region. Harris Stratex is now the world's largest independent supplier of wireless transmission systems, connecting people in more than 135 countries.
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