DragonWave Introduces "Avenue Link Lite" Backhaul Solution for Urban Small Cell Networks

DragonWave Introduces "Avenue Link Lite" Backhaul Solution for Urban Small Cell 
Fully integrated Sub-6 GHz microwave system is easily deployed and
ensures Quality of Service (QoS) and best in class latency
performance to give operators unmatched value and flexibility to meet
growing urban, Small Cell backhaul demands 
OTTAWA, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/19/13 -- DragonWave Inc.
(TSX:DWI)(NASDAQ:DRWI) a leading global supplier of packet microwave
radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced a
product addition to its portfolio with the introduction of the Avenue
Link Lite. With a form factor of only 7.5 in square including
antenna, the sub-6 GHz point-to-point microwave radio supports both
licensed and unlicensed spectrum and is ideally suited for
non-line-of-sight (NLOS) scenarios where obstructions are found
between link endpoints. The unit offers full scalability and is
designed within specifications that ensure compliance with strict
city-zoning regulations in order to blend into the urban landscape.
DragonWave will be showcasing the Avenue Link Lite at Mobile World
Congress, February 25-28 in Barcelona Spain, booth #5H47. 
The Avenue Link Lite is a single, all-outdoor unit and includes
standard Ethernet interfaces and integrated antenna, making it easy
to install and bring online. With DragonWave's comprehensive network
management system, the Avenue Link Lite can easily be configured and
monitored remotely, helping lead to a quick return-on-investment for
operators. Streamlined functionality is further complimented by low
power consumption (under 15W), PoE compatibility, reduced cabling
requirements and in-band synchronization which eliminates the need
for an external synchronization source. The high capacity and low
latency capabilities of the Avenue Link Lite make it one of the first
LTE-ready NLOS system.  
"DragonWave has been at the forefront of microwave radio technology
and has a clear understanding that Small Cell networks are going to
require a complete toolkit of solutions in order to be viable," said
Caroline Gabriel, Research Director Maravedis-Rethink Technology
Research. "With the introduction of the Avenue Link Lite, operators
now have access to the full range of available spectrum, allowing
them greater flexib
ility to build out networks quicker, easier and
more economically than ever before." 
Avenue Link Lite can be deployed using a tree topology, with
macrocell traffic aggregation points on rooftops, or with tail, chain
or small hub microsites at street level, which reduces interference
and offers more flexible network connectivity, as well as simplifying
network expansion and helping to ensure protected network
"This year we will begin to see some of the first broader deployments
of Small Cell networks within densely populated urban environments
being planned," said Peter Allen, CEO. "DragonWave has invested a
good deal of time and research into understanding what requirements
must be met to offer network operators QoS, minimum latency and the
ability to deliver backhaul traffic at the lowest cost per bit
possible. We're confident that the Avenue Link Lite brings unmatched
value to that equation without compromising on performance." 
About DragonWave Inc. 
DragonWave(R) is a leading provider of high-capacity packet microwave
solutions that drive next-generation IP networks. DragonWave's
carrier-grade point-to-point packet microwave systems transmit
broadband voice, video and data, enabling service providers,
government agencies, enterprises and other organizations to meet
their increasing bandwidth requirements rapidly and affordably. The
principal application of DragonWave's products is wireless network
backhaul. Additional solutions include leased line replacement, last
mile fiber extension and enterprise networks. DragonWave's corporate
headquarters is located in Ottawa, Ontario, with sales locations in
Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. For more
information, visit http://www.dragonwaveinc.com. 
DragonWave(R) and Horizon(R) are registered trademarks of DragonWave
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growth opportunities and the potential benefits of, and demand for,
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Nadine Kittle
Marketing Communications
DragonWave Inc.
613-599-9991 ext 2262 
John Lawlor
VP Investor Relations
DragonWave Inc.
Becky Obbema
Interprose Public Relations
(for DragonWave)
(408) 778-2024
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