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[February 14, 2013]

Aviat Networks Awarded $10 Million Microwave Backhaul Contract for Large U.S. Metropolitan Area

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today announced that it received orders worth over $10 million for a combination of microwave backhaul equipment and services to support the public safety network of one of the largest city municipalities in the United States. This win reinforces Aviat's position as the most trusted supplier for first responder microwave systems. A large proportion of the revenue was recorded in the company's second fiscal quarter with the balance to be spread over the next two to three quarters.


The network supports the city's police, firefighters and other first responders on a multi-agency wireless system. Aviat is installing Eclipse IRU 600 and Eclipse ODU 600 radios to provide seamless migration to IP/MPLS and LTE while supporting the mission-critical requirements of existing TDM traffic, which will fully enable interagency communications critical in addressing challenges during natural disasters, terrorist attacks and other large-scale first-responder challenges.

In addition to improving interagency communications, the network will provide infrastructure capable of supporting the state's future LTE network and associated high-bandwidth applications such as video. According to a November 2012 public safety LTE and broadband market report by research firm Signals and Systems Telecom (SNS Telecom), mobile video surveillance has a compounded annual growth rate of 20 percent over the next five years, amounting to an estimated $2.5 billion of global revenues in 2016.

"The public safety LTE infrastructure will need to support the next wave of in-field crime-fighting tools, such as mobile surveillance video," say Tony Ljubicich, vice president of sales, the Americas, Aviat Networks. "This upgrade of the city's wireless voice and data microwave backhaul will deliver LTE-proven bandwidth for video as well as other real-time applications such as fingerprint matching and identity checks. Moreover, it is set to be leveraged for integration into the statewide radio system when the time comes." About Aviat Networks Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW) is a leading global provider of microwave networking solutions transforming communications networks to handle the exploding growth of IP-centric, multi-Gigabit data services. With more than 750,000 systems installed around the world, Aviat Networks provides LTE-proven microwave networking solutions to mobile operators, including some of the largest and most advanced 4G/LTE networks in the world. Public safety, utility, government and defense organizations also trust Aviat Networks' solutions for their mission-critical applications where reliability is paramount. In conjunction with its networking solutions, Aviat Networks provides a comprehensive suite of localized professional and support services enabling customers to effectively and seamlessly migrate to next generation Carrier Ethernet/IP networks. For more than 50 years, customers have relied on Aviat Networks' high performance and scalable solutions to help them maximize their investments and solve their most challenging network problems. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Aviat Networks operates in 46 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.aviatnetworks.com or connect with Aviat Networks on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

SOURCE Aviat Networks, Inc.

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