Altitude Selects Harris Stratex Networks for Ethernet Backhaul

January 14, 2008 at 12:00 AM EST

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, January 14, 2008 – Harris Stratex Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTX), the leading independent supplier of turnkey wireless transmission solutions, has been selected to provide an Ethernet backhaul solution for French WiMAX operator Altitude.

The network will be based on Harris Stratex Networks’ Eclipse™ microwave radio, which is optimized for data networks, with flexible, high-bandwidth capabilities and native Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. Eclipse is ideally suited to supporting WiMAX backhaul traffic by enabling operators to support high reliability Carrier Ethernet transport. It is the only radio platform to support intelligent Layer 2 Quality of Service controls and features, such as IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation and patent-pending Resilient Wireless Packet Ring (RWPRTM) technology.

“Our operations team chose Eclipse because of its extremely high reliability. We have been satisfied with every single unit in the last two years,” said Fabrice Ballartt, Directeur général of Altitude Infrastructure. “The broadband data capabilities of Eclipse will ensure that our WiMAX customers get dependable, smooth service for whatever type of rich data content they are accessing.”

Harris Stratex Networks has been engaged to provide Eclipse-based transmission systems and deliver scalable Ethernet connectivity throughout Altitude’s WiMAX network. Eclipse supports frequencies from 5 to 38 GHz, supports 10/100 Base-T and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and includes advanced quality of service (QoS) features.

“It is a unique challenge for residential WiMAX operators to roll out pure data networks for the first time and to address large geographic areas,” said Guy Campbell, president and chief executive officer of Harris Stratex Networks. "Eclipse enables carriers like Altitude to serve disparate geographic markets with a carrier-class Ethernet infrastructure at a cost that maximizes their profitability.”

About Altitude
Altitude is a telecommunication operator, which invests in broadband technologies to provide solutions for voice, data and Internet businesses, everywhere in France. Altitude takes advantage on its expertise of all telecommunications technologies (xDSL, fiber optics, BLR-WiMAX, ISDN, Edge-GPRS, etc.), to offer its services to many administrations and large companies: MPLS IP VPN, voice over IP, Internet access, hosting, and convergence. For more information, visit

About Harris Stratex Networks, Inc.
Harris Stratex Networks, Inc. is the world’s leading independent supplier of turnkey wireless transmission solutions. The company offers reliable, flexible and scalable wireless network solutions, backed by comprehensive professional services and support. Harris Stratex Networks serves all global markets, including mobile network operators, public safety agencies, private network operators, utility and transportation companies, government agencies and broadcasters. Customers in more than 135 countries depend on Harris Stratex Networks to build, expand and upgrade their voice, data and video solutions. Harris Stratex Networks is recognized around the world for innovative, best-in-class wireless networking solutions and services. For more information, visit

Eclipse™ is a registered trademark of Harris Stratex Networks or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Media Contacts:
Tom Cheesewright/James Delves, Noiseworks, +44 1628 628 080,
Kami Spangenberg, Harris Stratex Networks, 1-919-767-5238,

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