Aviat WTM 4000 platform selected by Wisper Internet for rural broadband network expansion | Illinois

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AUSTIN, Texas, Dec.6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in wireless transportation solutions, today announced that Wisper Internet (Wisper), a wireless Internet service multi-million dollar (WISP) headquartered in Mascoutah, Ill., selected Aviat’s WTM 4000 all-outdoor radio platform to support its delivery of broadband to underserved communities in the Midwest the United States. The company evaluated the Aviat solution against four other manufacturers using criteria such as performance, design and online ordering with fast delivery, remote license and capacity upgrades, support in-country and total cost of ownership (TCO).

“We’re not taking a second guess for our network, and Aviat was the obvious choice for our backbone,” said Nathan Stooke, CEO of Wisper. “Aviat systems are the best, allowing us to offer our customers high speed access at an affordable price. Not only does Aviat provide the capacity, performance, and deployment flexibility we need, the company makes business easy and provides top-notch support. “

Wisper, winner of the FCC’s Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF II) auction, is using its prize of $ 220.3 million to upgrade and expand its service. Aviat’s WTM 4000 platform is a key part of this expansion and includes the industry’s highest system gain all-outdoor radios to reduce antenna size; the only single box multiband radio available to support 10 Gbps over long distances up to 10 miles or more; and a compact single-box E-band radio to deliver up to 20 Gbps over short distances. Wisper purchases the Aviat radios through Aviat’s e-commerce site, Aviat Store, and takes delivery of the radios in stock within days, allowing Wisper to minimize storage, speed up network deployments and expand service in six states.

“Rural broadband is a lifeline for communities, enabling residents to develop their businesses, work remotely, access quality health care, continue their education, and receive news and information. in real time, ”said Peter Smith, CEO of Aviat Networks. “We are honored to be a key participant in Wisper’s mission to provide ultra-fast, always-on, and affordable broadband to tens of thousands of underserved subscribers in rural communities across the US Midwest. “

Aviat Store is open to businesses and can be accessed through the Aviat cloud at https://aviatcloud.com/Splash/Index.aspx.

About Aviat Networks

Aviat Networks, Inc. is the leading expert in wireless transportation solutions and strives to provide reliable products, service and support to its customers. With over one million systems sold in 170 countries around the world, communications service providers and private network operators, including state / local governments, utilities, federal government and defense organizations , trust Aviat for their critical applications. Coupled with a long history of microwave innovation, Aviat provides a comprehensive suite of localized professional and support services enabling customers to dramatically simplify both their networks and their lives. For more than 70 years, Aviat experts have provided high performance products, simplified operations and the best overall customer experience. Aviat Networks is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.aviatnetworks.com or connect with Aviat Networks on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

AVIATION NETWORKS

Media contact: Gary Croke, Aviat Networks, Inc., [email protected]

Investor Relations Contact: Keith Fanneron, Aviat Networks, Inc., [email protected]

INTERNET WISPER

Media contact: Monte Miller, Wisper Internet, [email protected]

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