Aviat Networks partners with West Virginia to implement broadband network



Aviat Networks, a provider of wireless transmission
solutions, announced that it has been selected by the State of West Virginia to
expand their existing microwave network to provide high capacity IP transport
connectivity that will form a key component of the West Virginia Statewide
Broadband Infrastructure Project.



Aviat Networks is a key partner with the State on this
project, which will create the infrastructure for widespread broadband service.
Construction is already underway and the project is scheduled for completion by
the end of 2012.



The West Virginia Statewide Broadband Infrastructure
Project will bring high-speed Internet access to underserved regions by
expanding the State’s existing microwave public safety network.



The expanded statewide network expects to directly
connect more than 1,000 anchor institutions, including public safety agencies,
public libraries, schools, government offices, and other critical community
facilities, at speeds of up to 45 Mbps. As a result of this project, every K-12
school in the state will have a high-speed Internet connection.



In addition, access to healthcare, distance learning
opportunities, and broadband and video applications for emergency first
responders will be greatly expanded. The project will also spur the deployment
of affordable broadband service to more than 700,000 households, 110,000
businesses, and 1,500 institutions, by allowing local Internet service
providers to connect to the State’s open network.



Microwave is an ideal solution for providing connectivity
throughout the Mountain State, as an alternative to deploying fiber which could
be impractical and/or extremely costly.



Aviat Networks has been working closely with the State to
provide microwave transmission solutions and services for more than 30 years.
This project is the latest in that close collaboration, where Aviat was again
selected due to their experience and credibility in designing, building and
supporting mission critical microwave solutions in the US.



Aviat will deploy their advanced Eclipse Packet Node platform to provide a new
high-speed IP-based overlay microwave network, which also significantly expands
their existing legacy microwave network across the entire state.



The Eclipse platform supports essential features
providing the critical backbone of the State’s new broadband network, including
proven high reliability, fully redundant architecture, hybrid TDM plus Ethernet
transport, and highly secure management and transmission features.



“We believe that our significant presence in North
America, combined with our expertise in supplying highly reliable microwave
systems for mission critical public safety applications for local, state and
federal government organizations across the country, will help to ensure the
success of this important initiative,” said Michael Pangia, president and
CEO of Aviat Networks.



Aviat Networks recently announced that it is deploying its
Aviat WTM 6000 all-IP trunking microwave radios for Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL),
the island nation’s sole provider of local and national telephony services.



Linking the main islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, Aviat Networks will design radio
paths and install the high-capacity network for TFL.



By Telecomlead.com Team
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