Harris Stratex Networks today announced its rebranding as Aviat Networks, a change that represents the company’s transformation from a supplier of microwave backhaul equipment to a provider of advanced IP wireless network solutions.
The company’s ticker symbol will change to AVNW on NASDAQ trade.
Aviat Networks offers a wireless backhaul solution that supports all key migration features, as well as scalable capacity sufficient to support the needs of LTE networks.
“Our wireless solutions enable operators to transform their network to solve the current capacity crunch, provide a smooth migration path to LTE, as well as protect existing investments and service commitments supported by their existing network. Operators in other parts of the world also rely on our solution to efficiently extend their 2G and 3G networks to provide national coverage in the most demanding environments”, said Harald Braun, president and CEO of Aviat Networks.
According to Patrick Donegan, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, around half the world’s 2G and 3G cell sites are already served by microwave backhaul. With the rise of mobile broadband and the upcoming transition to 4G LTE and WiMAX, a major new wave of investment in microwave equipment is underway in emerging markets like Africa, as well as mature markets like North America and on the part of established wireless operators as well as new entrants, he said.
Aviat Networks, previously known as Harris Stratex Networks, is a provider of wireless solutions in advanced IP network migration, building the foundation for the 4G/LTE broadband future. The company offers transformational wireless solutions, including LTE-ready microwave backhaul, WiMAX access and a complete portfolio of essential service options that enable wireless public and private telecommunications operators to deliver advanced data, voice, video and mobility services around the world.