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Bermuda Operator Backhauls GSM and WiMAX Traffic on Single Platform

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DragonWave has announced that Bermuda based M3 Wireless is converging its WiMAX data and GSM voice services for business and residential customers on a DragonWave IP backhaul solution. DragonWave's AirPair product interlinks 27 sites across M3's meshed Ethernet network spanning Bermuda.

"DragonWave gives us a robust transport solution that stands to meet our needs now and into the future," said Lloyd Fray, chief executive officer (CEO) of M3 Wireless. "We selected the AirPair product initially because of its unique Ethernet functionality, such as rapid-link shutdown and Quality of Service support. As we deployed DragonWave across more and more of our network, we were able to realize the terrific cost savings of converging data and voice on the same IP, pseudowire infrastructure."

M3 is a purely Bermuda-operated provider of cellular data and voice services

In standardizing on the DragonWave solution, M3 was able to backhaul not only the data services but also its GSM voice services on the wireless, 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) infrastructure.

"With demand intensifying for personal broadband services such as WiMAX, wireless backhaul is a growing concern for service providers," said Peter Allen, president and CEO of DragonWave. "Our AirPair product has a strong track record of providing cost-effective, dependable backhaul in markets worldwide, and we look forward to working with M3 Wireless as it continues to expand its offerings in Bermuda."

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