Aviat, Globe Sign Multi-year Contracts


CTR Microwave Networking Solutions Support Tier One Carrier's LTE Expansion



SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today announced that it has signed multi-year agreements for equipment and services with Globe Telecom, a major telecommunications service provider in the Philippines. Globe has chosen to upgrade and expand its network with the Aviat CTR 8540 microwave networking solution as part of its aggressive LTE footprint expansion.



"Taking the leadership position in mobile for the Philippines, Globe is pushing further to improve its services as well as its customer experience by advancing its future-ready network infrastructure. We have chosen the best-in-class microwave networking platform to take advantage of its advanced features as we progressively deploy leading mobile technologies including LTE and LTE Advance all over the country. Ultimately, we can continue to empower our almost 50 million mobile customers with their unique digital lifestyle," said Globe Chief Technical Advisor Robert Tan.



CTR microwave networking solutions are purpose-built to drive cost efficiencies with fewer boxes to purchase, deploy and maintain. Initial deployments will include CTR 8540 to increase capacity of the backhaul network, provide state-of-the-art synchronization capabilities and improve network reliability.



Globe is deploying LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD ultra-broadband access technologies for more pervasive coverage and to ensure reliable and fast mobile Internet connectivity for its customers. Aviat's CTR 8540 enables efficient, high performance and reliable microwave networks and provides Globe with an upgrade path to deliver new services including multimedia rich content and broadband data access to the edge of the network. Aviat will also provide services including microwave network planning and engineering.



"We're extremely proud of our breakthrough with Globe as the flagship customer for the CTR platform in Asia-Pacific," said Michael Pangia, president and CEO, Aviat Networks. "We look forward to supporting Globe in expanding and enhancing their mobile broadband services."



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 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 more than 100 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.aviatnetworks.com.



About Globe Telecom:

Globe Telecom is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel, acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph.



Media contacts



FOR AVIAT:

Gary Croke

Aviat Networks, Inc.

(650) 248-3400

gary.croke@aviatnet.com



FOR GLOBE TELECOM:

Yoly C. Crisanto

Head, Corporate Communications

Globe Telecom, Inc.

Email Address: gtcorpcomm@globe.com.ph

Globe Press Room: www.globe.com.ph/press-room

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