Monday, September 5, 2011

Aviat Sells its WiMAX Business to EION Wireless

Aviat Networks has sold its WiMAX business to EION Networks, a privately owned company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The deal includes the StarMAX Series WiMAX 16d and 16e platforms including base stations, ASN Gateway, Wireless Services Gateway (WSG), and end-user devices. The WiMAX platform, supports both IEEE 802.16e-2005 and 802.16d-2004 WiMAX standards for both mobile and fixed subscriber applications respectively.

EION Wireless plans to extend its broadband wireless solutions portfolio with the purchase of this business.

"Adding a 4G mobility capability to our wireless division's portfolio provides EION with access to a broader customer base which can be migrated to EION's LTE access platforms in the future," said Kalai Kalaichelvan, Chairman and CEO of EION Wireless. “We are committed to working with Aviat Networks to ensure a seamless transition for employees and customers.�?

"The sale of the WiMAX business will enable us to better focus our resources and investments on our microwave transmission products, further positioning us for long-term success," said Michael Pangia, president and CEO of Aviat Networks. "We will work with EION Wireless to ensure a smooth transition for both our customers and employees."