Microwave Radio Platform offers remote capacity control.

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TRuepoint(TM) enables wireless operators to remotely scale up or down capacity of point-to-point microwave link within their global networks, without hardware changes or site visits, to deliver on-demand performance. This delivers granular control required to optimize network resources. Featuring modular, software-selectable architecture, digital radio platform also offers secure network management and delivers service from 4-155 Mbps at frequencies from 6-38 GHz.



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Harris Corporation Enhances TRuepoint(TM) with Remote Capacity Control



Industry-leading Microwave Radio Platform Gives Operators a Chance to 'Pay as You Grow' for Point-to-Point Microwave Links

LAS VEGAS, CTIA WIRELESS 2006, April 5 / / -- Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), a leading global provider of wireless equipment and services, today announced it has added a new feature to its flagship TRuepoint(TM) digital microwave radio platform -- remote capacity control to enable operators to "pay as you grow" on any point-to-point microwave link. Remote capacity control enables wireless operators to scale capacity on any TRuepoint(TM) microwave link within their global networks to deliver performance where and when it is needed. As a result, Harris customers now have the granular control required to optimize network resources and cost- effectively adjust capacity on an on-demand basis.

"With the mass adoption of 3G, HSDPA and other wireless broadband services almost upon us, our customers are looking to us not just for high-capacity backhaul, but for the intelligence to manage that capacity as market demands dictate," stated Guy Campbell, president of the Harris Microwave Communications Division. "These additional features give our customers the ability to centrally manage and dynamically adjust their network resources as different levels of capacity are required in different markets."

TRuepoint(TM) enhancements provide operators with the flexibility to remotely optimize their networks' performance. This ability allows operators to cost effectively adapt to the dynamic traffic flows incurred by IP-based services (e.g. 3G, HSDPA) that require substantially more capacity than previous voice and data services. Many operators plan to offer several of these IP-based services to various markets around the globe, so there is a significant level of unpredictability in terms of how much capacity will be required to deliver service in a given geographical area. Prior to remote capacity control, this unpredictability could result in expensive cost over- runs when operators were forced to guess at capacity requirements.

The new enhancements engineered by Harris remove the uncertainty in delivering the appropriate level of backhaul capacity, as TRuepoint(TM) customers can now remotely scale the capacity of the point-to-point microwave link up or down without hardware changes or site visits. In doing so, Harris eliminates costly truck rolls and reduces the time required by an operator to adjust fluctuating network capacity requirements driven by bandwidth-intensive services.

"Wireless operators around the world are moving to IP-based services at an accelerated rate and that means significant demand for dynamic backhaul," said Emmy Johnson, principal analyst at Skylight Research, a research firm focused on wireless, last-mile WAN technologies. "The market will continue to require more and more backhaul capacity as services continue to become increasingly advanced. By adding additional capacity control, Harris has made its award- winning TRuepoint(TM) platform much stronger."

TRuepoint(TM), which is deployed in more than 55 countries around the globe, is currently the only digital radio platform combining remote capacity control and secure network management and also providing both TDM and IP interfaces. The new enhancements to TRuepoint(TM) are available now.

For more information on Harris MCD and TRuepoint, please visit us at CTIA Wireless, booth #6043 or on the Web at microwave.harris.com/news/vpr .

About TRuepoint(TM)

TRuepoint digital microwave radios lead the wireless backhaul industry in terms of both performance and manageability. Its modular, software-selectable architecture allows TRuepoint(TM) to seamlessly switch between PDH and SDH applications, enabling service providers to use a universal platform to deliver multiple applications throughout their networks. Designed specifically to deliver point-to-point wireless service, TRuepoint radios can deliver service from 4 to 155 Mbps at frequencies ranging from 6 to 38 GHz. In addition, service providers can completely manage TRuepoint(TM) deployments remotely, with SNMP-based management. Built-in diagnostics and performance management are also available.

About Harris Microwave Communications Division

Harris Microwave Communications Division, one of four divisions within Harris Corporation, is the largest supplier of microwave systems in North America and a leading supplier worldwide. Harris Corporation is an international communications technology company focused on providing assured communications(TM) products, systems and services for government and commercial customers. The company's operating divisions serve markets for government communications, tactical radio, broadcast, microwave, and network support systems. Harris provides systems and service to customers in more than 150 countries. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com/ .

CONTACT: Tonya Loggains, Microwave Communications Division, Harris Corporation, +1-919-767-3278, or tonya.loggains@harris.com.

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