DragonWave Inc.

DragonWave Inc.

October 24, 2016 08:30 ET

DragonWave Harmony Solution Selected for Australia Critical Communications Network Upgrade

DragonWave's Harmony Radio and Hub 800 provide an easily deployed and highly reliable solution for mission critical communications

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwired - Oct. 24, 2016) - DragonWave Inc. (TSX:DWI)(NASDAQ:DRWI), a leading global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company is deploying DragonWave Harmony Radio links and Hub 800 adaptable, multi-service nodal switches as part of an ongoing upgrade to its mission critical services network. DragonWave is working directly with its local partner, CommTel Network Solutions, to supply higher modulated Ethernet radios, bringing increased capacity, reliability and enhanced Ethernet capabilities.

"DragonWave has demonstrated an economical and highly reliable solution that allows Australia's leading telecommunications provider to pursue a network upgrade that will support mission critical communications today and for the future," said Robert Green, CEO, CommTel Network Solutions Pty Ltd. "The Harmony radio solution allows them to easily swap out older radios without extensive rework to cabling, and establishes a scalable network solution with features that can support future network evolution."

DragonWave's Harmony Radio offers the industry's only software-selectable evolution from hybrid to all-IP packet networks, enabling a simple migration path from TDM to all-IP backhaul with true "zero-touch" on the existing hardware. The Harmony Hub 800 is a compact indoor unit that provides maximum flexibility for 2G, 3G and LTE traffic aggregation, incorporating 16 Gbps switching capacity and support for up to 12 radio directions in a single unit.

"The DragonWave solution based upon the Harmony and Harmony Hub 800 offers operators a proven and cost-effective means to upgrade critical communication networks with unmatched reliability and performance," said Peter Allen, DragonWave President and CEO. "Being selected by Australia's leading operator underscores the ability of the Harmony radios to meet this all-important critical communications market, and we look forward to supporting the network initiative."

About DragonWave

DragonWave® is a leading provider of high-capacity packet microwave solutions that drive next-generation IP networks. DragonWave's carrier-grade point-to-point packet microwave systems transmit broadband voice, video and data, enabling service providers, government agencies, enterprises and other organizations to meet their increasing bandwidth requirements rapidly and affordably. The principal application of DragonWave's products is wireless network backhaul. Additional solutions include leased line replacement, last mile fiber extension and enterprise networks. DragonWave's corporate headquarters is located in Ottawa, Ontario, with sales locations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. For more information, visit www.dragonwaveinc.com.

DragonWave® and Harmony Radio Lite® are registered trademarks of DragonWave Inc.

About CommTel Network Solutions

CommTel Network Solutions is an Australian owned company providing turnkey communications networks, both within Australia and internationally. As a leading international provider of communications design, supply, integration and support in the dedicated and industrial networks sector, we have unsurpassed experience and knowledge that our customers rely on. For more information, visit www.commtelns.com.

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