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Safaricom Renews Supplier Agreement with Aviat

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Aviat Networks has announced a new multi year supplier agreement with Kenya's Safaricom.

Aviat, as a preferred supplier, will support Safaricom in the modernization and capacity expansion of its microwave backhaul network leveraging the Eclipse radio installed base and further optimize performance using IP networking technology when the carrier begins taking delivery of Aviat's next-generation CTR microwave routers at a future date.

Details of this latest customer win include:

  • Planned migration of current operator traffic to protected microwave rings augmented by MPLS routing capability
  • Support services for 60 percent of Safaricom's wireless network upgrade and expansion

"Aviat Networks has been a valued business partner to Safaricom and has worked closely with us from the time we started to build a GSM network in Kenya 13 years ago," says John Tombleson, CFO of Safaricom. "With Aviat's ability to deliver a robust and cost-effective microwave solution, it made perfect business sense to choose them as one of our microwave transmission partners

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