DragonWave Inc.

DragonWave Inc.

November 21, 2006 09:00 ET

DragonWave Provides 800 Square Kilometer Dubai Police Surveillance Network

End-to-end Wireless Solution Showcases Next Generation Mesh Networking in Asian Economic Center

OTTAWA, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 21, 2006) - DragonWave Inc., a global supplier of next-generation wireless networks, today announced that Computer Data Networks has deployed DragonWave's AirPair fixed wireless solution in the Emirate of Dubai. DragonWave's technology provides wireless backhaul links for delivering Internet Protocol (IP) Video services such as closed circuit television (CCTV) between Dubai's state-of-the-art Police Command and Control Center.

Computer Data Networks of Kuwait, the region's leading provider of local and wide area networks and security integration services, was commissioned by Siemens FSS, the prime contractor, to install a rugged and reliable wireless network to carry IP traffic for video surveillance systems. DragonWave's AirPair solution is an essential element of the Dubai wireless network project.

"Dubai visitors and residents expect a level of public safety that can only be assured by the most sophisticated and reliable of IT infrastructures," said Dejan Nikolin, Marketing Manager of Computer Data Networks. "DragonWave's wireless backhaul links, providing throughput of up to 400 Megabits-per-second, perform flawlessly in the heat and humidity of this region, ensuring a world-class police force and surveillance system in Dubai."

The project presented numerous challenges that DragonWave was able to overcome:

- The network needed to cover over 800 square kilometres spanning the entire Emirate of Dubai.

- The network needed to accommodate multiple frequencies, redundant backbone links and advanced monitoring and management.

- Dubai's climate is extremely hot, with high levels of humidity and corrosive sea air.

- Video IP transmission requires very low latency, guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) and high reliability.

"Networking the Dubai Police department allowed us to show that AirPair is able to meet the challenge posed by their stringent requirements," said Peter Allen, president and CEO of DragonWave. "Once again DragonWave has been able to offer an environmentally hardened solution to cost effectively backhaul a high-speed data network in a fraction of the time at a fraction of the cost of a fibre solution."

DragonWave's AirPair wireless backhaul solution operates within both licensed and unlicensed radio frequencies of 11-to-38-GHz range, ensuring interference-free performance for customers' traffic. AirPair provides scalable, ultra-low latency, wire-speed native Ethernet connectivity up to 500 Megabits-per-second (Mbps) full duplex. The system is extremely easy to deploy and manage, with a full suite of network management options. AirPair has indoor and outdoor deployment options, and is a highly reliable platform enabling 99.999% service availability.

About Computer Data Networks

CDN is the leading Systems Integrator in the Gulf, providing a whole range of Physical Security, Internet/Date Security, Communications and IT Infrastructure solutions. For more information on Computer Data Networks, please visit www.cdn.com

About DragonWave

DragonWave Inc. is a leading innovator in wireless metro Ethernet networks offering high capacity broadband wireless systems for network operations and service providers. The company has achieved customer recognition for quality, innovation, and technical advances in delivering wireless point-to-point networks for the transport of data, voice and video communication systems, including comprehensive service and support. Our products meet the demands of a wide range of applications and offer service providers with "invest as you grow" scalability to leverage profitable growth. DragonWave's products are widely deployed in more than 20 countries, with over 3000 systems across a range of customers. DragonWave's corporate headquarters are located Ottawa, Ontario, and have sales locations in Europe and North American. The company's Web site is http://www.dragonwaveinc.com

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