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24.04.2012 Kenya

Aviat Networks to Present at Next Generation Telecoms Africa Summit in Kenya

By Aviat Networks, Inc.
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SANTA CLARA, California, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), a leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today announced that it will present at the Next Generation Telecoms Africa (NGT Africa) Summit, April 25, in Nairobi, Kenya. Ryan Bruton, Aviat Networks' sales engineering director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA), will deliver a workshop entitled "Evolving Your Microwave Network," which is a product-agnostic presentation that will enable telecommunications providers to ask the right questions and make informed choices as to the right network evolution migration strategy for them.

"Microwave technologies are evolving quickly, but not as quickly as the confusion about how to actually use them," Bruton says. "Mbps per MHz per dollar, Packet Sync, Ethernet OAM, zero footprint vs. all-outdoor, higher modulation schemes, asymmetrical transmission, MPLS—and many more—are frequently used terms but their correct meaning and proper useful application may not be clear."

Specifically, Bruton will present the latest microwave strategies, such as the next generation of microwave transmission with integrated Ethernet/IP networking, and lead a discussion on their impact and practicality while examining real-world examples of network migration. He will review what operators need to prepare for the next wave of high-speed mobile data. This is consistent with the overarching theme of the NGT Africa Summit on network evolution considering operator perspectives, emerging infrastructures and their potential introduction into Africa, innovative partnerships and more.

Taking place at the Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club in Nairobi, Kenya, Aviat Networks' workshop is part of the three-day NGT Africa Summit—of which Aviat Networks is a Premium Silver Sponsor—bringing together many leading Africa-based mobile operators, industry consultants, IT publications and high-tech solutions providers including Airtel Africa, Etisalat Group, Orange Uganda, Safaricom, Telkom Kenya – Orange, Vodacom Congo, Vodafone Ghana, Zain Telecom Sudan, Gartner Inc., IT News Africa and Symantec—among many others.

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About Aviat Networks

Aviat Networks, Inc. is a leader in microwave networking solutions. We apply innovation and IP networking expertise toward building a carrier class foundation for future mobile and fixed broadband networks. With more than 750,000 systems installed around the world, Aviat Networks has built a reputation as a leader in offering best-of-breed solutions including LTE-proven microwave backhaul and a complete portfolio of service and support options to public and private telecommunications operators worldwide. With a global reach and local presence in more than 46 countries, Aviat Networks works by the side of its customers allowing them to quickly and cost effectively seize new market and service opportunities. Aviat Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and listed on NASDAQ (AVNW). For more information about the company, please visit:

About Next Generation Telecoms (NGT) Africa Summit

The NGT Africa Summit serves as an arena for senior-level executives to engage in clear and focused dialogue with their peers to examine their technology and management objectives in a relaxed and vibrant environment. Technology executives will meet with up to 50 like-minded peers and have ample formal and informal opportunity to network. Technology executives will listen and participate in a highly skilled workshop and roundtable program. Delegates benefit from a balanced array of opinion and the opportunity to shape the key themes and content of the summit. Technology executives will engage in four pre-selected business meetings per day with solution providers who understand their position in the market. The program is designed with the end user in mind. The delegate attendance is comprised of the most well respected executives in the African telecommunications industry, and the meetings are designed to surpass the traditional exchange of business cards and allow executives to communicate on a personal level. For more information, see

CONTACT: Jennifer Graybeal, Aviat Networks, Inc., +1-408-567-6729, [email protected]

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