NTUA to Trial Dragonwave's LTE Radio

The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority has agreed to a commercial field test using DragonWave’s Horizon Quantum radio product

March 8, 2010

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OTTAWA -- DragonWave Inc. (TSX: DWI; NASDAQ: DRWI) a leading global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced that the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) has agreed to a commercial field test using DragonWave’s Horizon Quantum radio product.

NTUA is pursuing funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for a $46M grant that includes a 530 mile of fiber optic deployment and a 57-site Long Term Evolution LTE 4G network that would provide broadband throughout 15,000 miles of the Navajo Nation, which, at 27,000 square miles, is the largest American Indian land base in the United States.

According to Walter Haase, General Manager of NTUA, “The network is designed to enable unprecedented applications such as broadband Internet access, distance learning and telemedicine that will certainly benefit people here on the Navajo Nation. Using microwave to tie remote sites to the fiber for 4G technologies is an integral enabler of our overall strategy to meet and exceed expectations.”

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

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