US telco Sprint has tapped Ontario-based DragonWave to supply its microwave backhaul equipment. The vendor’s platform will be used as part of Sprint’s strategy to ‘significantly densify its network through the deployment of small cells and other solutions’, with the goal of further improving network performance and the customer experience. Sprint hopes that the densification will enable it to keep pace with the growing demand for data, and provide customers with more capacity and faster data speeds in targeted high-traffic locations.
Gunther Ottendorfer, COO of Technology at Sprint, commented: ‘We look forward to continuing our work with DragonWave as part of our densification and optimisation strategy. Microwave backhaul is a cost-efficient, reliable alternative when used in the right ring structures, and it’s a key part of the extension of our overall toolkit as we work to provide customers with more consistent coverage, better reliability, and even faster data speeds.’