Aviat Networks Bags $28M Project with State of Colorado

Aviat Networks, Inc., a global microwave networking solutions provider, has been awarded a project worth approximately $28 million over three years from the State of Colorado to implement a network using Aviat’s microwave, IP/MPLS routers, management software and full turnkey services.

This represents a brand new customer for Aviat, and the resultant network will support all statewide mission-critical communications for public safety, first responders and various state agencies throughout Colorado .

The State of Colorado selected Aviat based on its unique and highly differentiated capabilities, including IRU 600 EHP, the most powerful microwave radio ever built. IRU 600 EHP enables the state to use smaller antennas and avoid spending millions of dollars in costly tower retrofits.

Aviat’s proven turnkey services capability also played a key factor in the State of Colorado’s decision-making process. The Company will provide a complete turnkey solution to the state, including hardware, software and all services for planning, engineering, installation and support to design and implement this network.

Other selection factors used by the State of Colorado in choosing Aviat included Aviat’s integrated microwave and routing solutions, hybrid all-indoor radios for seamless migration to IP and USA-based design, manufacturing and support.

“Aviat Networks is very proud to provide this mission-critical IP/MPLS microwave communications network for public safety officials in Colorado,” says Michael Pangia, president and CEO, Aviat Networks. “We have a highly differentiated offering for state and local government customers with products, services and support specifically designed for this market segment.”

With more than one million systems sold in over 140 countries, 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.