Aviat Networks Wins $8 Million Public Safety Contract with Major California
Aviat's FirstNet Ready Microwave Enables Ultra-High Capacity and Reliability
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Aviat Networks, Inc.
(NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today
announced an $8 million public safety contract with a major California county.
The contract calls for Aviat Networks to provide the planning, products and
professional services necessary to replace the county's microwave backhaul
network. Located in one of the Golden State's prominent metro areas, this
large turnkey project requires antennas, routers and radios, which are
designed to be FirstNet ready.
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is an independent federal
authority that will hold the spectrum license for the national public safety
broadband network. It has been charged with taking "all actions necessary" to
build, deploy and operate this network, in consultation with federal, state,
tribal and local public safety entities and other key stakeholders. It is
expected to oversee $7 billion in funding toward deployment of this network,
as well as $135 million for a new State and Local Implementation Grant Program
to ensure the network meets state and local wireless public safety
With FirstNet finalizing microwave backhaul requirements for the nationwide
emergency network, it is critical that all states and counties install
FirstNet compatible equipment. Aviat's Eclipse IRU600 radio provides the
FirstNet ready capacity, availability, reliability and strong security
features that will be needed for the integration of California's statewide
emergency communications system into FirstNet.
"Aviat Networks is looking forward to helping the county replace its existing
microwave network with fully modernized communications designed to meet the
FirstNet standards coming from the National Institute of Standards and
Technology," say Tony Ljubicich, vice president, sales and services, North
America, Aviat Networks. "Aviat has installed more than 18,000 links in
mission-critical applications throughout the United States making us the most
trusted microwave supplier for state and local governments and other agencies
that require ultra-high availability networks."
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 more than
100 countries around the world. For more information, visit
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Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act and Section 27A of the Securities
Act, including the results of Aviat Networks' restructuring efforts and
ongoing cost and expenses savings and expectations regarding fiscal year 2015.
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forward-looking statements include the following:
ocontinued price and margin erosion as a result of increased competition in
the microwave transmission industry;
othe impact of the volume, timing and customer, product and geographic mix
of our product orders;
oour ability to meet projected new product development dates or anticipated
cost reductions of new products;
oour suppliers' inability to perform and deliver on time as a result of
their financial condition, component shortages or other supply chain
ocustomer acceptance of new products;
othe ability of our subcontractors to timely perform;
ocontinued weakness in the global economy affecting customer spending;
oretention of our key personnel;
oour ability to manage and maintain key customer relationships;
ouncertain economic conditions in the telecommunications sector combined
with operator and supplier consolidation;
othe timing of our receipt of payment for products or services from our
oour failure to protect our intellectual property rights or defend against
intellectual property infringement claims by others;
othe results of restructuring efforts;
othe effects of currency and interest rate risks; and
othe impact of political turmoil in countries where we have significant
For more information regarding the risks and uncertainties for our business,
see "Risk Factors" in our Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission ("SEC") on September 23, 2013 as well as other reports
filed by Aviat Networks, Inc. with the SEC from time to time. Aviat Networks
undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement for
any reason, except as required by law, even as new information becomes
available or other events occur in the future.
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Contact: Gary Croke, Aviat Networks, Inc., (650) 248-3400,
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