Aviat Networks Inc., an expert in wireless transport solutions, announced that LTD Broadband, an internet service provider (ISP) and top recipient in the U.S. government’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction with $1.3 billion in funding, will deploy Aviat’s WTM 4000 microwave and multi-band platform systems in its network middle mile and for fiber redundancy.
The company already has deployed these Aviat systems in its network, which delivers high-speed connectivity to commercial and residential subscribers in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin, with other states in planning as part of the company’s RDOF expansion.
“Our experience with Aviat has been exceptional,” said Corey Hauer, CEO, LTD Broadband. “The company’s WTM systems deliver the multi-gigabit fixed wireless performance we need, and Aviat Design enables solid link planning with no surprises. We are able to order the systems from the Aviat Store and take delivery within a couple of weeks, something no other radio manufacturer can offer us, accelerating our time to market. These capabilities will become even more critical as we roll out our RDOF plans.”
The Aviat Store is an e-commerce platform to service rural broadband customers and enables LTD Broadband to purchase the Aviat products it needs taking advantage of faster lead times, order-on-demand capabilities, and product deliveries direct to the market, all while minimizing purchasing overhead and eliminating stocking and other expenses.
Aviat radios lead the industry in system gain and are the industry’s first to provide multi-band functionality (microwave and millimeter-wave) in a single box operating over a single antenna, significantly lowering customers’ total cost of ownership as compared to alternative solutions that require multiple radio units.