Aviat Networks Launches Ground-Breaking CTR 8000 Microwave Networking Platform
Orders Received from New Customer in Russia and Existing Customer in South
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 18, 2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Aviat Networks, Inc.
(NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today
announced the Aviat CTR 8000 microwave networking platform, a new solution for
simplifying mobile operator networks. The first generally available product in
the CTR family is the CTR 8540 microwave router, a new microwave platform that
includes a fully featured IP/MPLS router, making it the most highly advanced
microwave backhaul product on the market. Aviat has received orders for the
CTR 8540 from Osnova Telecom of the Russian Federation and Entel in Chile.
Deliveries are scheduled to commence within the coming weeks.
As the industry's only purpose-built microwave router, the CTR 8540 is a truly
unique product with a powerful combination of microwave transport, Layer 2
Carrier Ethernet and Layer 3 IP/MPLS routing—all in one box.
"As a microwave platform, CTR 8540 is the most compact and highly integrated
solution available," says Michael Pangia, president and CEO, Aviat Networks.
"It combines the functionality of five separate devices and supports 50
percent more radio interfaces and twice as many Gigabit Ethernet ports as any
other microwave solution and delivers up to 4 Gbps of aggregate capacity per
link. This places CTR at the head of the microwave market, even before you add
the L3 capability."
"The Aviat CTR microwave router is a great foundation for a long-term
partnership with our nationwide LTE operator," says Mikhail Petrov, CEO,
Osnova Telecom of the Russian Federation. "It meets the high standards of
quality and total cost of ownership that we demand from our partner's
"As a router, CTR 8540 will enable a range of new IP and VPN services for our
mobile backhaul and enterprise applications," says Juan Andres Guzman Barrios,
chief of area connectivity and transmission engineering, Entel Chile. "Unlike
other microwave radios that require adding an expensive, separate IP/MPLS
router, CTR 8540 is the only product we found that integrates the microwave
radio and IP routing features we need. As the incumbent carrier in Chile,
Entel places importance on reducing the number of devices we provision at each
cell site to save space and money. CTR does that for us by combining these two
functions in one solution."
Best of all, CTR has an open, software-based architecture, so it can be
deployed now as a Layer 2 microwave solution, with IP/MPLS functionality
capable of being added when required via simple software upgrade. CTR
leverages MPLS traffic engineering to offer SDN (software-defined networking)
backhaul resource management and optimization, which provides a practical
migration path to SDN architecture over time.
"As they drive new generations of high capacity microwave into the backhaul
for 3G and LTE, L2 will not be sufficient for the long term needs of many
mobile operators," says Patrick Donegan, senior analyst, Heavy Reading. "In a
recent Heavy Reading survey of mobile operators using microwave backhaul, we
found that 42 percent of mobile operators believe that L3 is 'very likely' to
be needed in the access layer of the backhaul within three years."
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 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 www.aviatnetworks.com or connect
with Aviat Networks on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
SOURCE Aviat Networks, Inc.
Contact: Johnny Truong, Sonus PR for Aviat Networks, (415) 830-4530,
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