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OTTAWA, ON -- DragonWave Inc., (TSX: DWI)(NASDAQ: DRWI) a leading global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced it has become the single-source microwave backhaul supplier for MADA Communications Kuwait in its multi-million dollar network deployment. Enabling Multi Gigabit speeds with minimal latency and ease of capacity upgrades, DragonWave's Horizon Compact and Quantum products allows MADA's network to expand effortlessly to the increasing demand for bandwidth from their customer base.

"Our commitment to our valued business and consumer customers is to deliver the most advanced and reliable services today and in the future," said Charles El Hajj, CEO of MADA Communications. "The DragonWave Horizon Compact and Quantum backhaul solution provides both the unmatched throughput and low level of latency that's crucial to ensure consistent, advanced service performance, such as video streaming over IP. Our agreement with Dragonwave also leverages our existing last mile network investment and our future expansion and development without having to purchase extra spectrum. Due to the high spectral efficiency of the packet microwave radios, we are able to maximize the volume of services provided over our existing network links."

MADA provides high capacity Wireless Broadband nationwide in Kuwait, using different technology for corporate and residential. Such technologies include WiMAX-e and others to provide corporate users with capacities of 100 mbps with low latency and high reliability. MADA is relying exclusively on the DragonWave solution for its microwave backhaul for this component of the network. DragonWave's Horizon Compact, a single, small, all-outdoor chassis integrating traditional split indoor modem and outdoor radio functionality, will backhaul the traffic to MADA's wireless broadband network core, where the Horizon Quantum delivers resilient, high-capacity transport. Optimized for 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services, the Horizon Quantum leverages a range of technology innovations-higher-order modulation, packet-based architectures which enable statistical multiplexing, XPIC and bandwidth-optimization techniques, among them-to reap maximum capacity from MADA's backhaul spectrum allocations. As MADA wireless broadband boosts speeds and high reliability wireless services with intentions to introduce new services to existing and future customers, the DragonWave solution will adapt flexibly, with simple software upgrades.

DragonWave Inc. (AIM/Toronto: DWI; Nasdaq: DRWI)

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