Aviat Networks to supply microwave equipment to African telecom operator

Aviat Networks Inc., a leading expert in microwave networking solutions, has announced multiple deals with a major African mobile operator.aviatnetworkslogoUnder the deals, Aviat will supply CTR microwave routers and Eclipse and STR microwave radios to complete the operator’s transition to full IP. The company is yet to disclose the operator.

“Throughout Africa, we are experiencing repeat business with one of the continent’s largest mobile carriers for the field-tested Eclipse, STR and WTM microwave radios and the new family of CTR microwave networking equipment,” said Brian Jakins, vice president, Africa sales & services, Aviat Networks.

These new deployments are in preparation for the operator’s eventual migration to IP/MPLS in three African countries namely Gabon, Nigeria and Tanzania.

In Gabon, the carrier will implement the CTR 8440 microwave router for enterprise customers

In Nigeria, the carrier will install CTR 8540 microwave routers and STR microwave radios while leveraging WTM microwave radios on multiple routes for mobile backhaul—backed by Aviat installation and Maintenance Level Agreement (MLA) services

In Tanzania, the carrier has ordered CTR routers and has been deploying Eclipse and STR microwave radios to complete its backbone network

Brian Jakins added that, “We expect repeat business to continue as we deploy Aviat solutions across the carrier’s other operating companies.”

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Aviat Networks has more than one million systems sold in over 140 countries. The company provides LTE-proven microwave networking solutions to mobile operators, including some of the largest and most advanced 4G/LTE networks in the world. They also provide a comprehensive suite of localized professional and support services enabling customers to effectively and seamlessly migrate to next-generation Carrier Ethernet/IP networks.