DragonWave and Xi’an Potevio CommunicatIons Establish Strategic Sales Agreement for Chinese Mobile Market
4G Market growth in The Peoples’ Republic of China to be addressed with Horizon and Harmony packet microwave radios
Ottawa, Canada, January 15, 2014 – DragonWave Inc. (TSX: DWI; NASDAQ: DRWI), a leading global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, and Xi’an Potevio Communications, an ICT subsidiary company of China Potevio Corporation, today announced the signing of a strategic sales agreement focused on the sale and distribution of DragonWave solutions in The Peoples’ Republic of China. As part of the agreement Xi’an Potevio Communications, has made the first deliveries to a leading mobile services provider in Mainland China of Horizon Compact, all-outdoor radios and will expand its marketing of Horizon and Harmony microwave radios for use in the country’s growing mobile, fixed and enterprise markets.
“After much due diligence seeking the most reliable and efficient solutions to address the country’s growing need for carrier grade microwave solutions, we’ve selected DragonWave for its advanced technology and proven performance,” said Mr. Zhong Fu Sheng, General Manager, Xi’an Potevio Communications. “The combined Horizon and Harmony portfolio allows us to address any number of deployment scenarios needed to advance and maintain exceptional service and to meet growing capacity demands across a broad range of markets.”
Xi’an Potevio is an ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified company. Its main product line include: a microwave parabolic communications antenna, base station communications antenna, satellite communications antenna, grid parabolic communications antenna, microwave communications passive repeater, indoor distributed antenna and 3.5 GHz wireless access antenna. The company distributes its products in over 30 provinces, cities and autonomous regions, and they are also widely applied to many national and provincial trunks and various professional communications networks, such as China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, CNC, Electric Power network, Broadcasting and Television organization, Public Security, Military, etc.
“The 4G deployment in The Peoples’ Republic of China represents a significant and important market for us and we’re pleased to enter into this agreement with Xi’an Potevio to bring DragonWave solutions into play to address a large and rapidly expanding communications infrastructure,” said Peter Allen, DragonWave President and CEO. “We look forward to our ongoing collaboration that will allow Xi’an Potevio to provide packet microwave solutions with the best performance, at the lowest cost, for a wide variety of deployments across the country.”
DragonWave’s Horizon and Harmony product portfolios are designed to meet the network requirements of new and evolving 2G, 3G and 4G networks. DragonWave’s products are point-to-point packet and Hybrid radios providing scalable, ultra-low latency, native packet and TDM connectivity up to 1.6 Gbps full duplex in 6 to 60GHz frequencies supporting ring and mesh architectures for carrier grade delivery of next generation IP services. DragonWave’s solution offers unprecedented scale, improved economics and simplified operations.