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October 19, 2010

Atlantic Tele-Network Signs Master Supply Agreement with DragonWave

By Anil Sharma
TMCnet Contributor

Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc., (ATN)  has completed a master purchase agreement to purchase DragonWave's Horizon products to support its current operations in North America, Bermuda and the Caribbean.

Officials with DragonWave (News - Alert) said that Atlantic Tele-Network intends to use the company’s Horizon Compact and Horizon Quantum products to offer backhaul solutions that will deliver high-capacity packet microwave and pseudowire backhaul to support ATN's existing 2G, 3G and 4G networks.

"The robust capacity of the Horizon Quantum (News - Alert) and the agility of the all-outdoor Horizon Compact gives us confidence that we have the necessary backhaul solutions to support our networks," said Jim Fredrickson, vice president of networks of Atlantic Tele-Network (News - Alert), in a statement.

Fredrickson said that these products will continue to support both the company’s legacy TDM cellular equipment, as well as next generation IP networks through the use of DragonWave's pseudowire architecture.

ATN provides wireless and other telecommunications services primarily to underserved or niche markets through its operating subsidiaries including Alltel (News - Alert), Commnet, Sovernet and ION in the United States; CellularOne in Bermuda, and GT&T, Choice Communications and Islandcom Wireless in the Caribbean.

"We have developed a full suite of packet-based backhaul solutions that have successfully enabled service providers around the globe to undertake rapid, cost-effective expansion of geographic market coverage," said Peter Allen (News - Alert), president and CEO of DragonWave.

Allen said that the company is excited to be able to work closely with ATN and their operating companies to construct scalable and cost effective networks that will service their needs of today as well as for the future.

DragonWave is a provider of high-capacity packet microwave solutions that drive next-generation IP networks.

DragonWave's carrier-grade point-to-point packet microwave systems transmit broadband voice, video and data, enabling service providers, government agencies, enterprises and other organizations to meet their increasing bandwidth requirements rapidly and affordably.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf
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