Sprint is to deploy DragonWave microwave backhaul equipment as part of the US carrier’s network densification and optimisation strategy. DragonWave said it was selected for the combination of its dual channel, system and advanced network security capabilities.
DragonWave's microwave backhaul equipment will be used as part of Sprint's strategy to significantly densify its network through the deployment of small cells and other solutions, with the goal of further improving network performance and the customer experience.
Densification enables Sprint to keep pace with the growing demand for data and provide customers with more capacity and faster data speeds in targeted high-traffic locations.
Gunther Ottendorfer, COO of Technology at Sprint, said: "Microwave backhaul is a cost-efficient, reliable alternative when used in the right ring structures, and it's a key part of the extension of our overall toolkit as we work to provide customers with more consistent coverage, better reliability, and even faster data speeds."
Peter Allen, president & CEO, DragonWave, said: “We know that we can bring unique performance advantages that can be leveraged in its network densification efforts. We look forward to supporting Sprint's growth and expansion by delivering on our commitment to provide unmatched product performance, reliability and support."