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December 18, 2013

DragonWave Becomes Single Source Microwave Backhaul Supplier for MADA Communications

By Anil Sharma
TMCnet Contributor

DragonWave (News - Alert) Inc., a global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, has become the single-source microwave backhaul supplier for MADA Communications Kuwait in its multi-million dollar network deployment.

MADA provides high capacity wireless broadband nationwide in Kuwait, using different technology for corporate and residential customers.

Thanks to DragonWave's Horizon Compact and Quantum (News - Alert) products, MADA's network will be expanded effortlessly to the increasing demand for bandwidth from their customer base.

Horizon Compact is a high-capacity, packet microwave system with improved efficiency and simplified operations. Because the radio and modem are integrated into a single outdoor unit, Horizon Compact is a zero footprint solution – eliminating rack congestion and minimizing collocation space.

Delivering from 2 to 4 Gbps per link, Horizon Quantum represents the next generation in packet microwave technology and sets a new benchmark for performance. With dual-channel capability, this split-mount system is a step change in spectral efficiency, capacity, nodal intelligence, and operational simplicity; all while occupying only half a rack unit and consuming the lowest power per bit of any solution today.

"Our commitment to our valued business and consumer customers is to deliver the most advanced and reliable services today and in the future," said Charles El Hajj, CEO of MADA Communications, in a statement.

Hajj said that the DragonWave Horizon Compact and Quantum backhaul solution provides both the unmatched throughput and low level of latency that's crucial to ensure consistent, advanced service performance, such as video streaming over IP.

“Our agreement with Dragonwave also leverages our existing last mile network investment and our future expansion and development without having to purchase extra spectrum. Due to the high spectral efficiency of the packet microwave radios, we are able to maximize the volume of services provided over our existing network links," said Hajj.

Peter Allen (News - Alert), president and chief executive officer of DragonWave, said that DragonWave microwave backhaul solutions are engineered to streamline operators' deployments by eliminating obstacles, whether it be a spectral, performance or operational issue, so that they can quickly and cost-effectively introduce innovative and competitive services that ensure their ongoing profitability and success.

"We are proud to have been selected by MADA as its supplier for microwave backhaul, and we look forward to working with them as they continue to pursue their ambitious growth strategy," said Allen.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker
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