Aviat Networks announced that LTD Broadband, an internet service provider (ISP), will deploy Aviat’s WTM 4000 microwave and multi-band platform systems in its network middle mile and for fiber redundancy.
LTD Broadband is a recipient in the US government’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction with a total of $1.3 billion in funding.
LTD Broadband has already deployed these Aviat systems in its current network, which delivers high-speed connectivity to commercial and residential subscribers in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas, with other states in planning as part of the company’s RDOF expansion.
Corey Hauer, chief executive officer of LTD Broadband, said: “The company’s WTM systems deliver the multi-gigabit fixed wireless performance we need, and Aviat Design enables solid link planning with no surprises.”
The Aviat Store e-commerce platform services rural broadband customers and enables LTD Broadband to purchase Aviat products, taking advantage of faster lead times, order-on-demand capabilities, and product deliveries direct to the market, all while minimizing purchasing overhead and eliminating stocking and other expenses.
Peter Smith, chief executive officer o Aviat Networks, said Aviat radios lead the industry in system gain and are the industry’s first to provide multi-band functionality (microwave and millimeter wave) in a single box operating over a single antenna, significantly lowering customers Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) as compared to alternative solutions that require multiple radio units.