DragonWave Inc.

DragonWave Inc.

April 07, 2009 07:00 ET

DragonWave Solution Enables wi-tribe to Deliver WiMAX Services Into Pakistan

Horizon Compact Provides wi-tribe Proven and Remotely Scalable Native Ethernet Backhaul for Mobile Broadband Services

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2009) - DragonWave Inc. (TSX:DWI), a global supplier of high-capacity, wireless native Ethernet backhaul solutions for mobile and access networks, today announced that wi-tribe Pakistan Limited, a WiMAX service provider, is deploying its Internet Protocol (IP) backhaul network using DragonWave's Horizon Compact radio system. Introduced in 2007, the Horizon Compact series has established a formidable track record for delivering carrier-class performance in mobile 4G networks.

"DragonWave's microwave solution has enabled quick deployment of the backhaul network for wi-tribe Pakistan. DragonWave's advantages include high speed data links, true IP architecture, minimum power consumption, and zero heat footprint," said Mohammad Sadiq, CEO, wi-tribe Pakistan.

Formed in 2007 to provide broadband wireless access in emerging markets across the Middle East, Asia and Africa, wi-tribe intends to launch WiMAX services in Pakistan this year. The Horizon Compact is a small, 9-inch-square, all outdoor radio, integrating traditional indoor and outdoor backhaul functionality. It is used to deliver connectivity across mixed topology networks including ring or mesh architectures. wi-tribe can easily and remotely expand the capacity of individual links up to 400Mbps as traffic needs dictate.

"wi-tribe is rolling out world-class mobile broadband services, in its markets. The Horizon Compact will underpin their deployment in Pakistan, and we look forward to helping them grow their network quickly and efficiently," said Peter Allen, President and Chief Executive Officer of DragonWave. "Horizon Compact continues to reinforce its credentials as the IP backhaul solution of choice for next-generation service providers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Advanced Ethernet transport features and radio performance have been uniquely combined to help service providers optimize costs and substantially de-risk the business case for mobile and fixed-line IP networks."

DragonWave products operate in both licensed and unlicensed radio frequencies between 6 and 38 GHz. An uncompromised product design delivers pure "packet" microwave performance with software scalable, ultra-low latency transport of up to 1.6 Gbps per link. Extremely easy to deploy and manage, DragonWave products deliver carrier-grade (99.999%) interference-free performance in next-generation IP networks.

About wi-tribe

wi-tribe is ushering in a new era of communications across the Middle East, Asia and Africa aimed squarely at enhancing online access in emerging markets both for business and personal users. Formed in April 2007, wi-tribe is the product of a joint venture between Qatar Telecom (Qtel) and A.A. Turki Corporate Trading and Contracting (ATCO), together with a proactive partnership with Clearwire. To find out more about wi-tribe, visit www.wi-tribe.com

About DragonWave Inc.

DragonWave™ is a leading provider of high-capacity, wireless Ethernet equipment used in emerging IP networks. DragonWave designs, develops and markets carrier-grade microwave radio frequency networking equipment that wirelessly transmits broadband voice, video and other data. DragonWave's wireless Ethernet products, which are based on a native Ethernet platform, function as a wireless extension to an existing fiber-optic core telecommunications network. The principal application for DragonWave's products is the backhaul function in a wireless communications network. Additional applications for DragonWave's products include point-to-point transport in private networks, including municipal and enterprise networks. DragonWave's corporate headquarters is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, with sales locations in Europe, the Middle East and North America. The company's Web site is http://www.dragonwaveinc.com.

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