Videotron Picks Dragonwave

DragonWave announced that Videotron will be deploying the Horizon Compact packet microwave solution

November 2, 2009

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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 Videotron, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., will be deploying the Horizon Compact packet microwave solution to deliver high capacity backhaul for its HSPA network, bringing consumers and small businesses an unprecedented level of advanced mobile communications services in several major Canadian markets.

Videotron, an integrated communications leader, offering cable television, interactive multimedia, Internet access, cable telephony and wireless telephone service, is entering a very exciting chapter in its history. After winning 17 spectrum operating licenses last year, Videotron is currently building out a leading edge HSPA network in order to offer new advanced services including mobile television and wireless high-speed Internet access.

“Videotron is in a unique position to offer an unmatched level of technology and content integration for Canadian consumers and small businesses,” said Sylvain Lafrenière, General Manager, Wireless Operations of Videotron. “Since our network is being designed using the latest technology, and will be readily upgradeable to 4G, we were looking for a solution that would allow us to evolve our infrastructure simply and cost effectively. The Horizon Compact meets these requirements and will enable us to future-proof our backhaul network with a high capacity packet-based solution that offers much greater performance, efficiency, and scalability than traditional microwave systems.”

Vidéotron Telecom Ltd.

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