Sprint selects DragonWave microwave backhaul equipment

mobile-backhaul-equipment-marketDragonWave today said American wireless operator Sprint has selected its microwave backhaul equipment for network deployment as part of the company’s densification and optimization strategy.

DragonWave was selected for the combination of its dual channel capability and industry leading system gain, as well as its advanced network security capabilities.

Sprint, owned by SoftBank of Japan, will utilize DragonWave’s microwave backhaul equipment as part of Sprint’s strategy to significantly densify its network through the deployment of small cells and other solutions.

Sprint, which competes with Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, aims to improve network performance and the customer experience. Densification enables Sprint to keep pace with the growing demand for data and provide customers with more capacity and faster data speeds in targeted high-traffic locations.

Gunther Ottendorfer, COO of Technology at Sprint, said: “Microwave backhaul is a cost-efficient, reliable alternative when used in the right ring structures, and it’s a key part of the extension of our overall toolkit as we work to provide customers with more consistent coverage, better reliability, and even faster data speeds.”