SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH BRIGHTSTAR CORP TO DISTRIBUTE HORIZON AND AIRPAIR
PRODUCTS IN CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN MARKETS
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September 9, 2008
September 9, 2008 - Ottawa, Canada - DragonWave Inc. (“DragonWave”)
(TSX/AIM: DWI), a leading global supplier of next-generation wireless
networks, today announced they have signed an agreement with Brightstar
Corporation, a global leader in customized distribution and integrated
supply chain solutions for the wireless industry. Through the agreement,
Brightstar will distribute DragonWave’s Horizon and AirPair
high-capacity wireless Ethernet backhaul solutions of point-to-point
microwave radios in the Caribbean and Latin American markets.
Brightstar operates in 50 countries on six continents, and was chosen
due to its extensive geographic footprint throughout the Latin American
and Caribbean region. Other factors in the company’s selection included
Brightstar’s significant operator customer base, depth of local
knowledge, and dedicated sales team focused on selling complex solutions
that network operators require.
Horizon and AirPair product portfolios are designed to meet the network
requirements of pseudowire and Ethernet backhaul for broadband wireless
access equipment such as LTE, WiMAX, 3G and 4G cellular networks.
DragonWave’s products are point-to-point Ethernet radios providing
scalable, ultra-low latency, native Ethernet connectivity up to 1.6 Gbps
full duplex in 6 to 38 GHz frequencies supporting ring and mesh
architectures for carrier grade delivery of next generation IP services.
DragonWave’s solution offers unprecedented scale, improved economics and
is pleased to add DragonWave to our network infrastructure portfolio.
Our new relationship will allow us to offer next generation IP based
integrated fixed broadband wireless network solutions throughout the
Caribbean and Latin America,” said John Bonadurer, general manager of
Network Infrastructure for Brightstar. "Our partnership will enhance
both companies` positions within these markets."
“We are delighted to be working with Brightstar.'' said Peter Allen,
DragonWave’s President and CEO. “This will allow DragonWave to expand
its market presence into this exciting growth region.”
About Brightstar Corp.
Brightstar Corp. is a global leader in customized
distribution and integrated supply chain solutions for the wireless
industry. With global headquarters in Miami, FL, Brightstar operates
sales, distribution and manufacturing facilities in 50 countries on six
continents, giving it the largest global reach for its customers.
Recently, Brightstar was named a Global Growth Company by the World
Economic Forum, an exclusive list of 142 companies recognized for being
visionary and fast growing businesses that have exceptional executive
leadership and redefining their respective industries. The company
provides solutions to more than 30,000, network operators, MVNOs,
retailers, resellers, and independent agents around the world, and also
represents the world's leading wireless manufacturers. The company
exceeded $4.8 billion in gross revenues in 2007. For more information,
DragonWave™ is a leading provider of
high-capacity wireless Ethernet equipment used in emerging IP networks.
DragonWave designs, develops, and markets carrier-grade microwave radio
frequency networking equipment that wirelessly transmit broadband voice,
video and other data. DragonWave’s wireless Ethernet products, which are
based on a native Ethernet platform, function as a wireless extension to
an existing fibre-optic core telecommunications network. The principal
application for DragonWave’s products is the backhaul function in a
wireless communications network. Additional applications for
DragonWave’s products include point-to-point transport in private
networks, including municipal and enterprise networks. DragonWave’s
corporate headquarters is located in Ottawa, Ontario, with sales
locations in Europe, Middle East and North America. The company's Web
site is http://www.dragonwaveinc.com
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