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DragonWave to Acquire NSN Microwave Unit

DragonWave plans to acquire Nokia Siemens Networks microwave transport business

November 4, 2011

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ESPOO, Finland and OTTAWA -- DragonWave, Inc. (TSX: DWI)(NASDAQ: DRWI) plans to acquire Nokia Siemens Networks' microwave transport business, including its associated operational support systems (OSS) and related support functions (the "business"). Under the terms of the "Master Acquisition Agreement" signed today, as well as acquiring the business, DragonWave would also become the preferred, strategic supplier to Nokia Siemens Networks of packet microwave and related products, and the companies would jointly coordinate technology development activities. The planned transaction is subject to any applicable regulatory, exchange and third party approvals, a consultation process with trade union representatives and other customary terms and conditions.

Nokia Siemens Networks and DragonWave believe the proposed acquisition and supply agreements would accelerate innovation in backhaul products, supporting world class microwave solutions for mobile operators. The companies aim to complete the planned acquisition and supply agreements in the first quarter 2012 (the "closing date").

"Through this strategic relationship, customers would continue to receive high-quality services and sales support from Nokia Siemens Networks, while DragonWave's best of breed products would ensure they have access to industry leading technology," said Marc Rouanne, head of Network Systems, Nokia Siemens Networks. "Our intention is to capitalize on DragonWave's proven capabilities for innovative product development and focus on our end-to-end solutions."

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

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