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E-Band Communications and Aviat Networks Sign OEM Agreement For High Performance 70/80 GHZ Backhaul Solutions


Agreement Broadens Aviat Networks’ Product Offering for Carries and Enterprises

SAN DIEGO, C.A., March 22, 2010 -- E-Band Communications Corporation, a developer of ultra-high capacity 70/80 GHz point-to-point wireless backhaul solutions today announced that it has entered into an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Aviat Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVNW), a leading wireless expert in advanced IP network migration.  The strategic partnership enables both companies to jointly and independently market and support E-Band’s radios worldwide.  E-Band’s flagship product is the E-Link 1000EXR, a full duplex  fiber-equivalent speed Gigabit Ethernet point-to-point radio which provides an industry leading +22 dBm of output power and extremely low latency (<5µs). E-Band’s products have won wide acceptance in major 4G network deployments and gained a number one position in the U.S. market in 2009.

"We are enthusiastic about working with Aviat Networks as a strategic provider of 70/80 Gigahertz point-to-point, gigabit capacity radio systems.  Aviat's global customer base, core competency in network management and strong IP product portfolio in support of 4G networks, are a natural fit for our product and technology," said Sam Smookler, president and chief executive officer of E-Band Communications.

The agreement enables Aviat to provide its carrier and enterprise customers with a complete portfolio of end-to-end transformational 4G network solutions.  Aviat’s backhaul solutions now cover frequency ranges from 4 to 86 GHz, the broadest range of products available in the industry.

“We’re excited to offer our valued customers the industry’s highest performance 70/80 GHz backhaul solutions,” said Michael Pangia, senior vice president and chief sales officer of Aviat Networks. “E-Band’s radios complement our portfolio of products and services and help ensure that Aviat Networks maintains its position as a leading provider in wireless network backhaul solutions.  This win-win relationship will increase opportunities for both companies worldwide and enable us to provide our customers with industry-leading GigE backhaul solutions at a competitive price.”

About E-Band Communications Corp.
E-Band Communications Corporation is the leading supplier of ultra-high capacity 70/80 GHz wireless solutions, serving 4G carriers (WiMAX, LTE) and enterprises. In 2009, E-Band achieved the highest market share in the U.S., based on publicly available annual FCC license data.  A key advantage is its Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) technology originally designed for high-end military applications and now under exclusive field-of-use license from a major defense contractor. E-Band's investors include Avalon Ventures, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Reliance ADA Group, ADC Telecommunications, Investec, Express Ventures, OpenAir Ventures and a top-three U.S. telecommunications carrier. Learn more at

About Aviat Networks, Inc.
Aviat Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVNW), previously known as Harris Stratex Networks, Inc., is a leading wireless expert in advanced IP network migration, building the foundation for the 4G/LTE broadband future. We offer best-of-breed transformational wireless solutions, including LTE-ready microwave backhaul, WiMAX access and a complete portfolio of essential service options that enable wireless public and private telecommunications operators to deliver advanced data, voice and video and mobility services around the world. Aviat is agile and adaptive to anticipate what's coming to help our customers make the right choices, and our products and services are designed for flexible evolution, no matter what the future brings. With global reach and local presence on the ground we work by the side of our customers, allowing them to quickly and cost effectively seize new market and service opportunities, while managing migration toward an all- IP future. For more information, please visit

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