DragonWave today announced that Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNI) has completed a Master Purchase Agreement to purchase DragonWave’s Horizon products to support its current operations in North America, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (ATN) intends to use DragonWave’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 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. “These products will continue to support both our legacy TDM cellular equipment, as well as our next generation IP networks through the use of DragonWave’s pseudowire architecture,” Mr. Fredrickson added.
ATN provides wireless and other telecommunications services primarily to underserved or niche markets through its operating subsidiaries including Alltel, 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, President and CEO, DragonWave. We are 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.”
“Future Technologies Venture, LLC is honored to be associated with this strategic relationship between DragonWave and Atlantic Tele-Network. We are confident that with DragonWave’s complete solutions offering, it will effectively support all the different types of applications and project scenarios that ATN has to offer,” said Peter Cappiello, VP of Business Development of Future Technologies Venture, LLC.