As demand for Carrier Ethernet services to rural and remote locations grows, DragonWave has signed a three-year contract with its existing customer, WireIE, a Canadian wholesale network operator. The contract is valued at approximately $1 million in the first year and will support WireIE’s expansion through deployment of Horizon Compact, Compact+ and Horizon Quantum solutions.
WireIE has experienced significant growth of its transparent Ethernet solutions (TES) in rugged environments, and is expanding its opportunities to deliver carrier-grade Ethernet to remote locations throughout Canada and the Americas. The network carrier provides Ethernet solutions for business, enterprise and government, and focuses on using cost-effective backhaul and access solutions that utilize fiber and advanced digital radio.
“Our team has a great deal of positive experience working with DragonWave, as the company has been our supplier since we first launched WireIE,” said Rob Barlow, president & and CEO, in a company statement. “Our solution for bringing Carrier Ethernet to remote areas is unique because it demands equipment that can perform reliably in the harshest of outdoor conditions. Our extensive positive experience with DragonWave microwave equipment has allowed us to establish service level agreement contracts that commit us to high performance standards with our customers. This was a key factor in our decision to continue to partner with DragonWave for high-capacity packet microwave radios as the foundation for delivering our services.”