Aviat to supply WTM 6000 Trunking Radios to Wataniya Telecom Maldives


Aviat Networks announced it will supply its recently
introduced Aviat WTM 6000 trunking microwave radios to Wataniya Telecom


Since 2008, Aviat Networks has served as the sole
microwave backhaul provider for Wataniya Telecom Maldives as it moved from 2G
to 3G. Now, WTM 6000 long-distance trunking radios will support its transition
to Next Generation Networks and eventually to 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE)
wireless, with up to 4Gbps aggregate IP-data throughput in the backhaul


Aviat Networks will
Supply end-to-end turnkey products and services to deploy high-capacity WTM
6000 radios in Wataniya’s backhaul to extend its existing backbone of Aviat
Networks’ TRuepoint 6500 radios.


Radios will be used as the core elements to backhaul 2G,
3G and leased-line traffic from Wataniya customers and provide network design
and logistics services to support the Wataniya backhaul
network expansion.


“Based on superior performance of its TRuepoint 6500
radios and superb execution of our 2008 network rollout, we’ve chosen Aviat
Networks for the next phase of our network build. We’re impressed by WTM 6000’s
performance characteristics and our prior experience with Aviat Networks’
technical competency in link engineering over difficult all-water terrain while
still completing the project on time. We’re confident that WTM 6000 supported
by Aviat Networks professional services will enable a smooth evolution to Next
Generation Network operation and then to 4G,” said Stephen Smith, chief
operating officer,Wataniya Telecom Maldives.


The WTM 6000’s highly integrated all-indoor architecture is optimized to efficiently
accommodate complex system configurations and is not restricted by being
adapted from a split-mount radio design.


A very compact baseband/transceiver module eliminates
cable connections and optimizes available rack space for additional networking
equipment, making for easier installation, commissioning and simplified


“Our commitment to Wataniya is to provide them with
best in class products and services and help them establish a reliable,
scalable and futureproof transmission network to satisfy their increasing
demand for network capacity. With the WTM 6000 we are able to engineer
inter-island links over long expanses of water and deliver bandwidths otherwise
only available by deploying fiber, which would be problematic and cost
prohibitive,” said Shaun McFall, chief marketing officer and senior vice
president, Aviat Networks.


By Telecomlead.com Team

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