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DragonWave Inc.

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DragonWave Inc.

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Mailing address

600-411 Legget Dr.
KANATA , Ontario
K2K 3C9

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600-411 Legget Dr.
KANATA, Ontario
K2K 3C9

Company Profile


DragonWave® is a leading provider of high-capacity packet microwave solutions that drive next-generation IP networks. DragonWave's carrier-grade point-to-point packet microwave systems transmit broadband voice, video and data, enabling service providers, government agencies, enterprises and other organizations to meet their increasing bandwidth requirements rapidly and affordably. The principal application of DragonWave's portfolio is wireless network backhaul, including a range of products ideally suited to support the emergence of underlying small cell networks. DragonWave's award winning products are known in the industry for their leading capacity, reliability, and spectral efficiency.

Voice, video and data needs are growing at an astounding rate. This growth is putting pressure on today's existing backhaul networks. DragonWave enables service providers to meet that demand by offering high speed, high capacity solutions which allow the service provider to rapidly expand and augment their network to support full-feature applications, such as streaming video and IPTV. Our product portfolio offers operators "invest as you grow" scalability to ensure profitable growth.

DragonWave offers a comprehensive service and support program, giving our customers the assurance that the manufacturer stands behind and supports all its products and customer needs. As a developer of Ethernet microwave technologies, DragonWave has developed significant intellectual property, which provides the company with a steep competitive advantage in the industry. We continue to protect and invest in our intellectual property, passing these technical advantages over to our customers.

DragonWave has a network of distributor and reseller partners globally. Customers include Carriers, Service Providers, Utilities, WISP's and Enterprises. All are assured the highest level of excellence in product design, product quality, and overall customer services.

Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, DragonWave has sales offices around the world and customers in over 160 countries.
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Nadine Kittle
Title:
Director
Area of Responsibility:
Domestic Sales & Marketing.
Telephone:
(613) 599-9991
Ext:
2262
Facsimile:
(613) 599-4225
Email:
nkittle@dragonwaveinc.com
Chris York
Title:
Director
Area of Responsibility:
Domestic Sales & Marketing.
Telephone:
(613) 599-9991
Ext:
2276
Email:
cyork@dragonwaveinc.com

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Country of Ownership:
Canada  
Year Established:
2000
Exporting:
Yes  
Quality Certification:
ISO 9001, TL 9000.
Primary Industry (NAICS):
517210 - Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
Alternate Industries (NAICS):
221121 - Electric Bulk Power Transmission and Control
334220 - Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Primary Business Activity:
Manufacturer / Processor / Producer  
Total Sales ($CDN):
$50,000,000 + 
Export Sales ($CDN):
$50,000,000 + 
Number of Employees:
350 
Product Name:
Horizon Compact+
Horizon Compact+ - All-Outdoor High Capacity Packet Microwave

Service providers can now do more outdoors with the zero footprint Horizon Compact+ from DragonWave.

This high capacity packet microwave system delivers big performance in a small package. Because the radio and modem are integrated into a single highly compact outdoor unit, Horizon Compact+ is a zero footprint solution – eliminating rack congestion and minimizing collocation space. Equipped with DragonWave’s Bandwidth Accelerator technology, the Horizon Compact+ achieves the highest degree of spectral efficiency, delivering more capacity per channel than any other all-outdoor microwave system.

With unmatched radio performance, simple installation and operation, as well as sophisticated remote management capability, the Horizon Compact+ delivers significant lifecycle cost savings for service providers and enterprises alike.

This innovative, carrier-grade packet microwave solution operates in licensed or unlicensed spectrum from 6 to 38 GHz.


Product Name:
Horizon Quantum
Horizon Quantum - Massive Capacity in a Small Package

Delivering from 2 to 4 Gbps per link, Horizon Quantum represents the next generation in packet microwave technology and sets a new benchmark for performance. With dual-channel capability,
this split-mount system is a step change in spectral efficiency, capacity, nodal intelligence, and operational simplicity; all while occupying only half a rack unit and consuming the lowest power per bit of any solution today. In addition, the Horizon Quantum’s integrated switching means that it can provide aggregation and restoration in a single unit.

With this level of performance – in a packet microwave system that is remarkably simple to install and operate – operators can now avoid the high cost and long delays associated with fiber deployments, yet achieve the capacity and reliability they require for all of their future applications and services.

This Horizon Quantum, carrier-grade packet microwave system operates in licensed spectrum from 6 to 38 GHz.

Product Name:
Harmony Enhanced
DragonWave® Harmony Enhanced is a high capacity, long reach, multi-service radio operating in the 6-42 GHz spectrum bands. Harmony Enhanced is a merger of DragonWave's Flagship Harmony Radio and Horizon Compact+ into a next-generation, ultra-high capacity microwave system. With its integrated switch, Harmony Enhanced delivers a true all-outdoor, Ethernet solution, providing full Carrier Ethernet services directly from the radio.

Harmony Enhanced is a compact, all-outdoor radio that allows operators to cost effectively scale their networks with the industry's leading system gain, highest spectral efficiency and increased capacity that is enabled through 112 MHz channel support, 4096QAM capability, Bandwidth Accelerator+ and MIMO. These capabilities allow Harmony Enhanced to deliver >2 Gbps in a single radio, with scalability via MIMO to 4 Gbps in a single channel. Bandwidth Accelerator+ provides >2 times throughput improvements with the inclusion of header optimization and the industry's only bulk compression working in tandem.

The Harmony Enhanced also provides the highest output power in an all-outdoor microwave system, the Harmony Enhanced leverages GaN technology to increase reach by >30%. Additionally, integrated Ethernet switching with WRED queuing, E-LINE and E-LAN support and upgradability to MPLS-TP, enables a true all-outdoor installation without the need for an additional access switch.

The combination of high spectral efficiency and high gain radio enables Operators to cost effectively grow their networks through minimizing spectrum fees and reducing the antenna footprint.

Solution Highlights



- Ultra high power radio option with up to 35dBm of transmit power
-MIMO ready hardware supporting up to 4 Gbps capacity with DragonWave bandwidth Accelerator+, providing header and bulk compression
- Wide channel support up to 112 MHz
- Up to 4096QAM modulation support
- SyncE support and 1588V2 Transparent Clock
- Ethernet switching and MPLS_TD ready
- Comprehensive Ether OAM support (802.3ah, 802.1ag,Y.1731) and MEF services
- Comprehensive management and provisioning with NetViewer NMS


Product Name:
Harmony Enhanced MC
This high capacity packet microwave system delivers big performance in a small package. Because the radio and modem are integrated into a single highly compact outdoor unit, Harmony Enhanced is a zero footprint solution – eliminating rack congestion and minimizing collocation space. Equipped with DragonWave's Bandwidth Accelerator+ technology, the Harmony Enhanced achieves the highest degree of spectral efficiency (through 4096 QAM, MIMO and wider channels), delivering more capacity per channel with a longer reach than any other all-outdoor microwave system. Harmony Enhanced delivers industry leading capacities up to 2Gbps in a single radio and 4Gbps in a single channel with MIMO or a single antenna with XPIC.

With unmatched capacity and system gain, simple installation and operation, as well as sophisticated remote management capability, the Harmony Enhanced delivers significant lifecycle cost savings for service providers and enterprises alike.
This innovative, carrier-grade packet microwave solution operates in licensed or unlicensed spectrum from 6 to 42 GHz.


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DragonWave works with customers from the initial planning and design stages through to final build, network monitoring, and support. DragonWave’s packet microwave and packet convergence backhaul solutions are designed to handle all traffic types and network deployment scenarios – from capacity upgrades, to network expansions, to new network deployments. We deliver field-tested packet microwave and packet convergence backhaul solutions for many different applications including the following:

- Mobile backhaul networks
- Leased line replacement
- Last mile fiber extension
- Private and enterprise networks
- Next-generation network backhaul including WIMAX and LTE

DragonWave’s packet microwave systems provide the highest levels of spectral efficiency and reliability for carrier-grade delivery of advanced applications and services.

Alliances:

  • Sales/Marketing

Industry sector market interests:

  • Information Technology and Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining/Petroleum/Gas
  • Transportation
  • Defence

Geographic markets:

Export experience:
  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chile
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Czech Republic
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Puerto Rico
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
Actively pursuing:
  • Brazil
  • French Southern Territories
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

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Total plant size:

25,000

Key / Major clients:

Customers include: Clearwire, Sprint, Bell, Mobilink, FiberTower, Globalive, Orascom, Wi-tribe, Navigata, Connecteo, Televersa, Cedarcom, Cota, Prosystel, Barrett Explore,

Success stories:

Clearwire is using microwave links and an all-IP network to enable high capacity backhaul for its award winning 4G mobile network spanning the United States. Clearwire’s multi-year build-out is enabling advanced fixed digital voice & high-speed mobile Internet service at speeds several times faster than 3G.
Clearwire set out to pioneer the United State’s first nationwide 4G network – and it planned to do so at a much lower cost with much greater capacity than traditional cellular networks. A key enabler of their strategy was the use of a cost effective backhaul solution that was simple to install and manage. Deploying fiber would have resulted in immense capital costs, while leased lines would have meant large monthly expenses, and in many cases would fail to deliver the capacity that Clearwire needed. It became apparent that packet microwave was the backhaul solution of choice, offering an optimal combination of capacity, reliability and cost efficiency.
Building a greenfield microwave backhaul network afforded Clearwire the flexibility to select packet microwave radios that met the following key requirements: Packet-based, all-IP solution to ensure greater efficiency and compatibility with next generation applications and services; High capacity and scalability; Low latency supporting real-time applications including voice and video over IP; Rapid deployment; Carrier-grade reliability utilizing Clearwire’s advanced ring architecture
An extensive assessment of packet microwave vendors led Clearwire to select DragonWave as one of its packet microwave radio suppliers.

Testimonial:

"In many parts of the United States, mobile services remain poor-in part because the backhaul connections linking rural cell towers deployed legacy technologies that were not designed to support today's advanced, broadband applications," said Robert Parsloe, Chief Executive Officer of Northeast Wireless Networks. "The DragonWave solution effectively creates 'fiber in the sky', enabling us to offer our customers the most innovative, cost-efficient and secure broadband wireless services without incurring prohibitive operational and capital expenditures."

"Execulink is pleased to extend access to high-speed Internet to the residents and businesses in Oxford County. With the help of DragonWave, we are able to provide a high-quality and affordable product to our consumers," said Jonathan E. Scott, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations with Execulink Telecom. "After extensive evaluation and a public bid in which many solutions were considered, we chose the Horizon Compact because it allows us to offer the best Quality of Service (QoS) to our customers. Plus, its superior technical design translates into significant ongoing savings in operational expenditures (OPEX), and implementation is essentially seamless."

"Leasing costs are a major capital expense for system operators, carriers and enterprises that support their own microwave capability," said Richard Webb, Directing Analyst - Microwave for Infonetics Research. "By integrating the modem and radio in the same robust outdoor system, DragonWave's Horizon Compact+ makes interior rack space available for other components and reduces rental expenditures."
Third-Party Information Liability Disclaimer

Some of the information on this Web page has been provided by external sources. The Government of Canada is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information supplied by external sources. Users wishing to rely upon this information should consult directly with the source of the information. Content provided by external sources is not subject to official languages, privacy and accessibility requirements.

Contacts

Contact information

Nadine Kittle
Title:
Director
Area of Responsibility:
Domestic Sales & Marketing.
Telephone:
(613) 599-9991
Ext:
2262
Facsimile:
(613) 599-4225
Email:
nkittle@dragonwaveinc.com
Chris York
Title:
Director
Area of Responsibility:
Domestic Sales & Marketing.
Telephone:
(613) 599-9991
Ext:
2276
Email:
cyork@dragonwaveinc.com
Description

Company description

Country of Ownership:
Canada  
Year Established:
2000
Exporting:
Yes  
Quality Certification:
ISO 9001, TL 9000.
Primary Industry (NAICS):
517210 - Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
Alternate Industries (NAICS):
221121 - Electric Bulk Power Transmission and Control
334220 - Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Primary Business Activity:
Manufacturer / Processor / Producer  
Total Sales ($CDN):
$50,000,000 + 
Export Sales ($CDN):
$50,000,000 + 
Number of Employees:
350 
Products, services and licensing

Product / Service / Licensing

Product Name:
Horizon Compact+
Horizon Compact+ - All-Outdoor High Capacity Packet Microwave

Service providers can now do more outdoors with the zero footprint Horizon Compact+ from DragonWave.

This high capacity packet microwave system delivers big performance in a small package. Because the radio and modem are integrated into a single highly compact outdoor unit, Horizon Compact+ is a zero footprint solution – eliminating rack congestion and minimizing collocation space. Equipped with DragonWave’s Bandwidth Accelerator technology, the Horizon Compact+ achieves the highest degree of spectral efficiency, delivering more capacity per channel than any other all-outdoor microwave system.

With unmatched radio performance, simple installation and operation, as well as sophisticated remote management capability, the Horizon Compact+ delivers significant lifecycle cost savings for service providers and enterprises alike.

This innovative, carrier-grade packet microwave solution operates in licensed or unlicensed spectrum from 6 to 38 GHz.


Product Name:
Horizon Quantum
Horizon Quantum - Massive Capacity in a Small Package

Delivering from 2 to 4 Gbps per link, Horizon Quantum represents the next generation in packet microwave technology and sets a new benchmark for performance. With dual-channel capability,
this split-mount system is a step change in spectral efficiency, capacity, nodal intelligence, and operational simplicity; all while occupying only half a rack unit and consuming the lowest power per bit of any solution today. In addition, the Horizon Quantum’s integrated switching means that it can provide aggregation and restoration in a single unit.

With this level of performance – in a packet microwave system that is remarkably simple to install and operate – operators can now avoid the high cost and long delays associated with fiber deployments, yet achieve the capacity and reliability they require for all of their future applications and services.

This Horizon Quantum, carrier-grade packet microwave system operates in licensed spectrum from 6 to 38 GHz.

Product Name:
Harmony Enhanced
DragonWave® Harmony Enhanced is a high capacity, long reach, multi-service radio operating in the 6-42 GHz spectrum bands. Harmony Enhanced is a merger of DragonWave's Flagship Harmony Radio and Horizon Compact+ into a next-generation, ultra-high capacity microwave system. With its integrated switch, Harmony Enhanced delivers a true all-outdoor, Ethernet solution, providing full Carrier Ethernet services directly from the radio.

Harmony Enhanced is a compact, all-outdoor radio that allows operators to cost effectively scale their networks with the industry's leading system gain, highest spectral efficiency and increased capacity that is enabled through 112 MHz channel support, 4096QAM capability, Bandwidth Accelerator+ and MIMO. These capabilities allow Harmony Enhanced to deliver >2 Gbps in a single radio, with scalability via MIMO to 4 Gbps in a single channel. Bandwidth Accelerator+ provides >2 times throughput improvements with the inclusion of header optimization and the industry's only bulk compression working in tandem.

The Harmony Enhanced also provides the highest output power in an all-outdoor microwave system, the Harmony Enhanced leverages GaN technology to increase reach by >30%. Additionally, integrated Ethernet switching with WRED queuing, E-LINE and E-LAN support and upgradability to MPLS-TP, enables a true all-outdoor installation without the need for an additional access switch.

The combination of high spectral efficiency and high gain radio enables Operators to cost effectively grow their networks through minimizing spectrum fees and reducing the antenna footprint.

Solution Highlights



- Ultra high power radio option with up to 35dBm of transmit power
-MIMO ready hardware supporting up to 4 Gbps capacity with DragonWave bandwidth Accelerator+, providing header and bulk compression
- Wide channel support up to 112 MHz
- Up to 4096QAM modulation support
- SyncE support and 1588V2 Transparent Clock
- Ethernet switching and MPLS_TD ready
- Comprehensive Ether OAM support (802.3ah, 802.1ag,Y.1731) and MEF services
- Comprehensive management and provisioning with NetViewer NMS


Product Name:
Harmony Enhanced MC
This high capacity packet microwave system delivers big performance in a small package. Because the radio and modem are integrated into a single highly compact outdoor unit, Harmony Enhanced is a zero footprint solution – eliminating rack congestion and minimizing collocation space. Equipped with DragonWave's Bandwidth Accelerator+ technology, the Harmony Enhanced achieves the highest degree of spectral efficiency (through 4096 QAM, MIMO and wider channels), delivering more capacity per channel with a longer reach than any other all-outdoor microwave system. Harmony Enhanced delivers industry leading capacities up to 2Gbps in a single radio and 4Gbps in a single channel with MIMO or a single antenna with XPIC.

With unmatched capacity and system gain, simple installation and operation, as well as sophisticated remote management capability, the Harmony Enhanced delivers significant lifecycle cost savings for service providers and enterprises alike.
This innovative, carrier-grade packet microwave solution operates in licensed or unlicensed spectrum from 6 to 42 GHz.


Technology

Technology profile

DragonWave works with customers from the initial planning and design stages through to final build, network monitoring, and support. DragonWave’s packet microwave and packet convergence backhaul solutions are designed to handle all traffic types and network deployment scenarios – from capacity upgrades, to network expansions, to new network deployments. We deliver field-tested packet microwave and packet convergence backhaul solutions for many different applications including the following:

- Mobile backhaul networks
- Leased line replacement
- Last mile fiber extension
- Private and enterprise networks
- Next-generation network backhaul including WIMAX and LTE

DragonWave’s packet microwave systems provide the highest levels of spectral efficiency and reliability for carrier-grade delivery of advanced applications and services.
Market

Market profile

Alliances:

  • Sales/Marketing

Industry sector market interests:

  • Information Technology and Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining/Petroleum/Gas
  • Transportation
  • Defence

Geographic markets:

Export experience:
  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chile
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Czech Republic
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Puerto Rico
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
Actively pursuing:
  • Brazil
  • French Southern Territories
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Sector

Sector information

Total plant size:

25,000

Key / Major clients:

Customers include: Clearwire, Sprint, Bell, Mobilink, FiberTower, Globalive, Orascom, Wi-tribe, Navigata, Connecteo, Televersa, Cedarcom, Cota, Prosystel, Barrett Explore,

Success stories:

Clearwire is using microwave links and an all-IP network to enable high capacity backhaul for its award winning 4G mobile network spanning the United States. Clearwire’s multi-year build-out is enabling advanced fixed digital voice & high-speed mobile Internet service at speeds several times faster than 3G.
Clearwire set out to pioneer the United State’s first nationwide 4G network – and it planned to do so at a much lower cost with much greater capacity than traditional cellular networks. A key enabler of their strategy was the use of a cost effective backhaul solution that was simple to install and manage. Deploying fiber would have resulted in immense capital costs, while leased lines would have meant large monthly expenses, and in many cases would fail to deliver the capacity that Clearwire needed. It became apparent that packet microwave was the backhaul solution of choice, offering an optimal combination of capacity, reliability and cost efficiency.
Building a greenfield microwave backhaul network afforded Clearwire the flexibility to select packet microwave radios that met the following key requirements: Packet-based, all-IP solution to ensure greater efficiency and compatibility with next generation applications and services; High capacity and scalability; Low latency supporting real-time applications including voice and video over IP; Rapid deployment; Carrier-grade reliability utilizing Clearwire’s advanced ring architecture
An extensive assessment of packet microwave vendors led Clearwire to select DragonWave as one of its packet microwave radio suppliers.

Testimonial:

"In many parts of the United States, mobile services remain poor-in part because the backhaul connections linking rural cell towers deployed legacy technologies that were not designed to support today's advanced, broadband applications," said Robert Parsloe, Chief Executive Officer of Northeast Wireless Networks. "The DragonWave solution effectively creates 'fiber in the sky', enabling us to offer our customers the most innovative, cost-efficient and secure broadband wireless services without incurring prohibitive operational and capital expenditures."

"Execulink is pleased to extend access to high-speed Internet to the residents and businesses in Oxford County. With the help of DragonWave, we are able to provide a high-quality and affordable product to our consumers," said Jonathan E. Scott, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations with Execulink Telecom. "After extensive evaluation and a public bid in which many solutions were considered, we chose the Horizon Compact because it allows us to offer the best Quality of Service (QoS) to our customers. Plus, its superior technical design translates into significant ongoing savings in operational expenditures (OPEX), and implementation is essentially seamless."

"Leasing costs are a major capital expense for system operators, carriers and enterprises that support their own microwave capability," said Richard Webb, Directing Analyst - Microwave for Infonetics Research. "By integrating the modem and radio in the same robust outdoor system, DragonWave's Horizon Compact+ makes interior rack space available for other components and reduces rental expenditures."
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