SANTA CLARA, California, November 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviat Networks, Inc. , a leading wireless expert in advanced IP migration solutions, today announced that Direct On PC Limited, the leading Internet Service Provider (ISP) in West Africa, has chosen to deploy its StarMAX(TM) WiMAX Broadband system including base stations, Wireless Services Gateway (WSG) and end-user devices to provide broadband services to underserved areas of Nigeria.

Aviat Networks' high-performance WiMAX system allows service providers to offer numerous configuration options and services including pre-paid or post-paid accounts and secure VLAN services for enterprise and small business customers all from the same wireless network. This allows each network component to be fully utilized to maximize revenue while maintaining the flexibility to scale up capacity and coverage as necessary.

The wireless infrastructure equipment and services contract includes approximately 200 base station locations. Initially, this equipment will be deployed throughout Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria and second largest in Africa. Subsequent installations will occur in Abuja, the national capital, and Port Harcourt, the primary Nigerian port and also one of Nigeria's largest cities.

We have developed a strong reputation delivering the best broadband experience for our personal and business customers, said Mahesh Sadhwani, vice chairman, Direct On PC. With Aviat Networks' comprehensive worldwide experience in deploying wireless solutions and substantial local presence in Nigeria, we know the company will be a strong partner to help rapidly meet the demands of our growing market.

Aviat Networks is very excited to work with Direct On PC, said Trevor Burchell, Aviat Networks vice president sales and service, Africa Region. As Nigeria is one of the fastest growing telecom markets in the world, together our two companies have designed a solution that not only fulfills all current end customer expectations but also scales to meet capacity needs for future growth and applications.

About Aviat Networks

Aviat Networks, Inc. , previously known as Harris Stratex Networks, Inc., is a leading wireless expert in advanced IP network migration, building the foundation for the 4G/LTE broadband future. We offer best-of-breed wireless transmission solutions including LTE-ready microwave backhaul and a complete portfolio of essential service options that enable wireless public and private telecommunications operators to deliver advanced data, voice and video and mobility services around the world. Aviat Networks is agile, adaptive and anticipates what's coming, to help our customers make the right choices. Our products and services are designed for flexible evolution, no matter what the future brings. With global reach and local presence on the ground, we work by the side of our customers allowing them to quickly and cost effectively seize new market and service opportunities while managing migration toward an all-IP future. For more information, please visit or join the dialogue at

About Direct On PC Limited

Direct On PC Ltd, (DOPC) is the leading Internet Service Provider in Nigeria West Africa, providing Enterprise, Corporate and Retail solutions pertaining to Intranet, Internet, Virtual Private Networks, Data Centre Services and End-to-End Network solutions. In a span of just three and a half years, DOPC has installed over 2,000 VSATs and 2,000 wireless links in 95 cities of Nigeria and other West African Countries. The company has bagged the best ISP award in Nigerian IT Telecom Awards (NITTA) consecutively for the last three years. DOPC has made substantial investments in the satellite space segments, technology, bandwidth, manpower and infrastructure. DOPC believes in providing the best after-sales service support to its customers. The company has partnerships with leading international vendors to provide the most updated technologies and Services in the country. The company is a member of Bhojraj Chanrai group headquartered in Lagos with branches in Port Harcourt and Abuja.

SOURCE: Aviat Networks, Inc.

CONTACT: Cynthia Johnson, Aviat Networks, +1-408-550-3321,; Anurag Garg, Managing Director, Direct On PCLtd, +234-1-270-1700 ext. 257,