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TMCNet:  Aviat Networks partners with METCO to upgrade Zain's network

[February 28, 2013]

Aviat Networks partners with METCO to upgrade Zain's network

Feb 28, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Aviat Networks, Inc., a provider of microwave networking solutions, has partnered with Middle East Telecommunications Company, or METCO, to upgrade the microwave backhaul network for Zain, a telecommunications company in Kuwait.

Zain's microwave backhaul has been built exclusively using Aviat's Eclipse platform, which now supports the deployment of new LTE-based services.

"METCO plays the role of strategic partner to Zain, helping the operator plan and deploy their backhaul network," said Bassem A. Jalil, CEO of METCO. "We continuously support Zain in evolving their backhaul network to address the exponential increase in data traffic and technology evolution. Using Aviat's technologies has helped us achieve those goals." "Aviat Networks provides LTE-proven microwave backhaul solutions to the world's largest carriers, including Zain, delivering superior IP/Ethernet and RF performance," says Michael Pangia, president and CEO of Aviat Networks. "Our backhaul solutions are serving networks with an excess of 3 million LTE devices." "Zain has always had an all Aviat Eclipse microwave backhaul network, which has been integrated through METCO," said Fahad Al-Ali, Director, Network Division, Zain Kuwait. "We want to simplify our business; we want to grow our network. METCO can provide all the business and technology expertise that will help Zain achieve its goals." http://www.datamonitor.com Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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