DRAGONWAVE PLANS TO ADD HARMONY Product line
DragonWave intends to rebrand acquired products as Harmony portfolio
Ottawa, Canada, May 16, 2012 – DragonWave Inc., (TSX: DWI; NASDAQ: DRWI) a leading global supplier of high-capacity microwave, today shared further plans for the expansion of its portfolio to include the products to be acquired as part of its planned acquisition of the Nokia Siemens Networks microwave transport business. In accordance with the amended agreement announced May 3, 2012 the planned closing date is June 1, 2012, subject to closing conditions.
Following closing, the new products acquired from Nokia Siemens Networks would be marketed under the names Harmony Radio, Harmony First Mile 200, Harmony Hub 800 and Harmony Trunk. Under the terms of the amended agreement, DragonWave will continue the support and development of these products, which will also be sold via Nokia Siemens Networks under the FlexiPacket brand through its existing channels as part of its end-to-end mobile broadband solution set.
“With the announcement of its planned acquisition of Nokia Siemens Networks microwave transport business, DragonWave has made a pivotal step in its strategic initiative to grow the company and bolster its international profile,” said Emmy Johnson, Founder & Principal Analyst, Sky Light Research. “The Nokia Siemens Networks deal will significantly boost DragonWave’s resources, bringing an expanded product portfolio, additional sales support and access to a much broader customer base.”
The Harmony Radio, Harmony First Mile 200 and Harmony Hub 800 products to be acquired from Nokia Siemens Networks provide a very flexible solution for hybrid TDM and Packet requirements. The Harmony Radio is an all outdoor packet radio which can be coupled with either the Harmony First Mile 200 or the Harmony Hub 800 indoor units to provide support for a mixture of TDM and Ethernet interfaces. Multiple Harmony Radios can be connected to a single Harmony Indoor Unit to efficiently deliver XPIC, 1+1 and ring configurations. The Harmony Trunk provides a next generation 1:N trunking radio for high capacity Ethernet and SDH transport. The rich carrier Ethernet feature set of the Harmony portfolio enables operators to deliver new, value-added data services in addition to delivering the capacity for legacy and next generation mobile networks on a single platform.
“The addition of these new products to our portfolio will significantly expand our product offering and allow us to provide optimized solutions for any network evolution,” said Greg Friesen, vice president of Product Management. “We remain committed not only to our vision for pure packet networks, but also to enabling a smooth transition from today’s networks to the networks of tomorrow.”
DragonWave’s Horizon® and Harmony line of packet microwave systems deliver the highest levels of spectral efficiency and reliability for carrier-grade delivery of advanced applications and services. DragonWave’s Avenue portfolio offers fully integrated microcell platforms and microcell backhaul solutions.
DragonWave® 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.