Telikom PNG to deploy Aviat WTM 6000 for its NBN

4 Apr 2014

US-based Aviat Networks has been selected by Papua New Guinean state-owned telco Telikom PNG to deploy a total turnkey microwave transport system to support the latter’s National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout. With the new infrastructure set to be implemented in three phases this calendar year, enabling fast and reliable fixed and mobile broadband services across the country, Aviat has said it will supply its WTM 6000 microwave trunking platform for the project. It claims the solution is designed for ultra-reliable, ultra-high-capacity applications, and says it excels in providing long microwave communication links over distance ‘under the toughest propagation conditions’, making it a suitable choice for the backbone of the NBN, which will extend over jungles and the large expanses of water that separate the country’s remote islands from the mainland.

‘With the WTM 6000, our NBN will have the highest capacity radio, which will grow with the needs of the business over the next several years,’ Telikom PNG chairman Mahesh Patel said of the deal.

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