MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today announced that it recently turned on the world's longest microwave link servicing a public mobile phone network.
Aviat, working in partnership with Digicel, a large service provider with networks in 32 countries across the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific, commissioned a 189km microwave link that connects the main island of Tonga (Tongatapu) with two of its outer islands of Vava'u and Ha'apai. This link uses Aviat's CTR microwave router platform and advanced engineering capabilities.
As part of its ongoing strategy to bring high-speed broadband to as many remote locations in the Pacific as possible, Digicel chose Aviat to design and implement a redundant microwave ring backhaul using CTR 8540 microwave routers and high capacity spilt-mount trunk STR 600 radios with IP/MPLS capabilities.
In addition, with the advanced microwave networking solution and Aviat's expertise in building networks in the Asia-Pacific region, Digicel can drive cost efficiencies by minimizing hardware and power needs, while maximizing the available network capacity and availability.
"I am very happy with our decision to select Aviat Networks for microwave products and services. Network quality and reliability is our highest priority and with extensive expertise and presence in the region, I am confident the Aviat team will meet our highest expectations," commented Michael Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, Digicel Pacific Limited.
"With a highly skilled team of microwave networking experts, Aviat Networks has broad experience engineering solutions for the challenging environments of the Pacific region," commented Michael Pangia, President and CEO, Aviat Networks. "We look forward to expanding our relationship with Digicel as one of the largest operators in the Pacific region."
About Aviat Networks
Aviat Networks, Inc. works to provide dependable products, services and support to our customers. With more than one million systems sold into 170 countries worldwide, communications service providers and private network operators including state/local government, utility, federal government and defense organizations trust Aviat with their critical applications. Coupled with a long history of microwave innovations, Aviat provides a comprehensive suite of localized professional and support services enabling customers to drastically simplify both their networks and their lives. For more than 50 years, the experts at Aviat have delivered high performance products, simplified operations, and the best overall customer experience. Aviat Networks is headquartered in Milpitas, California. For more information, visit www.aviatnetworks.com or connect with Aviat Networks on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Digicel Group
Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After 15 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, the West Indies cricket team and is the presenting partner of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of grassroots NRL programs, women's business initiatives and the Amicale soccer team in Vanuatu.
Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programs. Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.
Media Contact: Gary Croke, Aviat Networks, Inc., [email protected]
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