Monday, February 08, 2010

Harris Stratex now Aviat Networks

To mark the third anniversary of the merger with the microwave communications division of Harris Corporation and Stratex Networks Incorporated, Harris Stratex Networks Inc. has announced a change in its name to Aviat Networks Incorporated.

Aviat Networks has offices across Africa, including Nigeria.

According to a statement on a Lagos-based PMM Newswire, the company’s ticker symbol will also change to AVNW and its common stock will continue to trade on NASDAQ.

The new brand represents a culmination of the company’s transformation over the last three years from that of a specialized microwave backhaul equipment supplier into a world-class provider of advanced internet protocol (IP) wireless network solutions, with a comprehensive portfolio of migration solutions and lifecycle services.

Aviat Networks, the statement said, is ideally positioned to help operators successfully evolve their existing networks toward an all-IP broadband future, expand into untapped rural and remote markets, and capitalize on the explosive growth of mobile data traffic around the globe.

President and CEO of Aviat Networks, Mr. Harald Braun, said the unveiling of Aviat Networks marks a significant milestone in the evolution of our company.

“The Aviat brand embodies our commitment to quality and innovative products, highly individualized services, operational excellence and industry leadership. In markets around the world, advancements in wireless network capacity have often been constrained because carriers are grappling with operational network limitations and cost-related challenges that historically haven’t been sufficiently addressed by telecom equipment vendors,” he said.

Mr. Braun further said that instead of ‘handshake’ assurances that do little to mitigate the perceived risk of IP migration, operators need practical and innovative solutions that help them bridge seamlessly from the legacy network of today to the network that will fuel their success in the future.

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