DragonWave Inc.

DragonWave Inc.

November 21, 2006 09:00 ET

Total Telecom Selects DragonWave for Expansion of Nationwide Network

DragonWave to supply high capacity IP backhaul for high-speed data, VOIP and multimedia services in Pakistan

OTTAWA, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 21, 2006) - DragonWave Inc a leading global supplier of next-generation wireless networks, today announced that it has been selected by Total Telecom, Pakistan's leading telecommunication Multi-Service Provider has selected DragonWave's AirPair solution for high capacity IP backhaul as their partner for all the wireless network deployments in Pakistan and planned roll out to support a nationwide CDMA network which will include EVDO.

Total Telecom required a native IP backhaul for their ISP business as well as a new CDMA cellular network with EVDO roll out. This network will also be used to backhaul traffic from their nationwide WiMax deployments. DragonWave's solution is providing a high capacity IP backhaul as a fiber replacement and an economical and efficient way to provide full coverage across the country. The new network will provide access to enterprise, government, residential and Municipalities.

"The DragonWave AirPair solution allows us to upgrade our existing network to high capacity IP broadband enhancing our next generation telecom services by providing VOIP , high-speed Internet and multimedia services", said Sultan Ul Arfeen, chairman of the Arfeen Group (The parent company of Total Telecom) . "After thorough testing we found the AirPair to have superior quality and functionally".

Speaking on the occasion Imran Malik CEO Supernet said, "Supernet is committed to providing cutting edge data communications solutions and make international standards local industry benchmarks. These are some of the major factors that have enabled us to become the leading service provider of solutions that effectively meet business community's data and telecommunications requirements."

The Arfeen group which is extensively involved in Pakistan's telecom sector with operations such as TeleCard, Pakistan's first and largest integrated telecommunications solutions provider, Instaphone, one of the pioneering and leading mobile phone service providers in Pakistan and Supernet, largest data Network Operator and Internet Service Provider in Pakistan.

We are delighted to have been selected by Total Telecom, and look forward to working with them to expand their service offerings to better serve their customer's evolving needs," said Peter Allen, President & CEO, DragonWave Inc. "DragonWave is delighted to be able to play such an essential role in bringing innovative next-generation services to the people of Pakistan."

DragonWave's AirPair product operates within both licensed and unlicensed radio frequencies of 11-to-38-GHz range, ensuring interference-free performance for customers' traffic. The DragonWave solution provides scalable, ultra-low latency, wire-speed native Ethernet connectivity up to 500 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 TeleCard Limited

TeleCard Limited is Pakistan's leading integrated telecom service provider. Listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchanges, TeleCard is the leading private sector telecom service provider in Pakistan and is licensed for all telecommunication and Wireless Local Loop services in all 14 telecom regions of the country. TeleCard is the first company in Pakistan to become the only alternative, integrated service provider of choice to telecommunication users and service providers with the capability of delivering high quality voice and broadband data services.

About Supernet

SUPERNET Limited, a subsidiary of TeleCard Limited, is the largest private sector Data Network Operator in Pakistan. Founded in 1994, it provides Internet Access, Point-to-Point, and Point-to-Multipoint communication services using radio and satellite access, and integration solutions and also be supporting all DragonWave user products in Pakistan.

About Instaphone

The company under the renewed license is rolling out a countrywide CDMA mobile network and would be the only CDMA mobile operator in Pakistan to launch first 3G services in Pakistan.

About Total Telecom

Total Telecom is the company created by The Arfeen group and is the holding company for Instaphone with plans to eventually become the holding company for all Arfeen telecom assets including the Arfeen stake in TeleCard/ Supernet.

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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