Aviat Networks Continues to Expand its Support Services Capabilities in
Africa, Increases Role with MTN Ghana
Company Providing Africa's Leading Mobile Telecom Operator with Critical Parts
Replacement to Maximize Network Availability
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Aviat Networks, Inc.
(NASDAQ: AVNW), a leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today
announced that it is providing comprehensive Spares Management Services in
addition to its AviatCare services to MTN Ghana, a subsidiary of pan-Africa
mobile telecom leader MTN Group. Aviat Networks currently provides a
comprehensive portfolio of Support Services to MTN Ghana, including Technical
Support and Corrective Maintenance in support of the operator's installed base
of microwave backhaul equipment. Leveraging a combination of local resources,
global support teams and its own ProVision monitoring capabilities Aviat
Networks continues to provide substantially improved network availability
across components of the network.
The company is now delivering critical replacement parts to MTN Ghana cellular
sites faster than was previously possible in order to maximize network
availability. AviatCare supports Aviat's Eclipse Packet Node radios that
comprise the highest proportion of MTN Ghana's microwave backhaul and plays a
crucial role from the access portion of the network to the backbone. Aviat has
supplied Eclipse equipment to MTN Ghana since 2007. "Aviat has proven itself
as a major network services SLA provider for wireless network transmission
equipment, and we are pleased with their level of expertise and performance,"
says Sa-id Mukhtar Abubakar, SLA Enforcement Controller, Network Group, MTN
Ghana. He added, "We are confident that with this new relationship with Aviat,
our infrastructure management will be enhanced to provide seamless delivery of
voice and data services to our cherished subscribers."
Aviat Networks also provides the ProVision element management system to
support network visibility in order for MTN Ghana to monitor and manage its
Eclipse microwave backhaul network. With the ProVision management tools, MTN
Ghana's network management center remotely controls thousands of IP devices as
well as conducts fault detection and network troubleshooting. "Over the course
of three months, AviatCare support professionals visited more than 900 MTN
Ghana sites to ensure network visibility to ProVision by checking all critical
equipment cabling," says Deon Meyer, Aviat Networks' Ghana country manager.
About the MTN Group
Launched in 1994, MTN is a global telecommunications group, operating in 22
countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The countries are: Afghanistan,
Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea
Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville),
Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. The
MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the
share code: "MTN".
About Aviat Networks
Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW) is a leading global provider of microwave
networking solutions transforming communications networks to handle the
exploding growth of IP-centric, multi-Gigabit data services. With more than
750,000 systems installed around the world, Aviat Networks provides LTE-proven
microwave networking solutions to mobile operators, including some of the
largest and most advanced 4G/LTE networks in the world. Public safety,
utility, government and defense organizations also trust Aviat Networks'
solutions for their mission-critical applications where reliability is
paramount. In conjunction with its networking solutions, Aviat Networks
provides a comprehensive suite of localized professional and support services
enabling customers to effectively and seamlessly migrate to next generation
Carrier Ethernet/IP networks. For more than 50 years, customers have relied on
Aviat Networks' high performance and scalable solutions to help them maximize
their investments and solve their most challenging network problems.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Aviat Networks operates in 46
countries around the world. For more information, visit www.aviatnetworks.com
or connect with Aviat Networks on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
SOURCE Aviat Networks, Inc.
Contact: Gary Croke, Aviat Networks, Inc., +1-650-248-3400,
firstname.lastname@example.org or Afua Serwaa Boateng, Media Relations Advisor, MTN
Ghana, 024 4300 000, email@example.com
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