22 March 2010


E-Band and Aviat sign OEM agreement for 70/80GHz backhaul

E-Band Communications Corp of San Diego, CA, USA, which makes ultra-high-capacity 70/80GHz point-to-point wireless backhaul transmission systems, has entered into an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) strategic partnership agreement with Aviat Networks Inc (a wireless expert in advanced IP network migration, formerly known as Harris Stratex Networks Inc) to jointly and independently market and support E-Band’s radios worldwide.

E-Band’s flagship product is the E-Link 1000EXR, a full duplex fiber-equivalent speed Gigabit Ethernet point-to-point radio that provides what is claimed to be an industry-leading +22dBm of output power and extremely low latency (<5 microseconds). The firm says that its products have won wide acceptance in major 4G network deployments and achieved the highest market share in the USA in 2009 (based on publicly available annual FCC license data). It adds that the achievement was enabled by implementing advanced monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) technologies (via an exclusive long-term field-of-use license from Northrop Grumman Corp).

“Aviat’s global customer base, core competency in network management and strong IP product portfolio in support of 4G networks are a natural fit for our product and technology,” says E-Band's president & CEO Sam Smookler.

The agreement enables Aviat to provide its carrier and enterprise customers with a complete portfolio of end-to-end transformational 4G network solutions. Aviat’s backhaul solutions now cover frequencies of 4–86GHz (claimed to be the broadest range of products available).

“E-Band’s radios complement our portfolio of products and services,” says Aviat’s senior VP & chief sales officer Michael Pangia. “This win-win relationship will increase opportunities for both companies worldwide and enable us to provide our customers with industry-leading GigE backhaul solutions at a competitive price.”

See related item:

E-Band takes lead in US 70–80GHz wireless Gigabit backhaul market

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