Wednesday, March 23, 2011

DragonWave Adds Two More Customers for Wireless Backhaul

DragonWave announced two rural carriers who've used stimulus funds to backhaul their 3G/4G wireless networks using its high capacity packet microwave equipment: KeyOn Communications, which serves rural Nevada, and Northeast Wireless, which is building greenfield networks in rural Maine and Oregon.

KeyOn is using DragonWave's Horizon Compact and Horizon Duo to anchor the "middle mile" network components for KeyOn's stimulus-funded 4G wireless network service rollout to rural homes, businesses and critical community facilities such as healthcare providers. The carrier has received a $10.2 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) award to provide 4G, last-mile wireless broadband access and VoIP services in qualified rural communities throughout Nevada.

Northeast Wireless Networks has selected DragonWave's Horizon Compact and Horizon Quantum to enable 3G and 4G services in under-served markets.