Aviat Networks and Digicel have joined forces to commission a 189km microwave link connecting Tonga’s main island (Tongatapu) with two of its outer islands (Vava’u and Ha’apai). The new link uses Aviat’s CTR microwave router platform and advanced engineering capabilities. Digicel chose to work with Aviat as part of its broader plan to bring high-speed broadband to as many remote locations in the Pacific as possible. The new microwave link designed by Aviat uses CTR 8540 microwave routers and high-capacity split-mount trunk STR 600 radios with IP/MPLS capabilities.
CEO of Digicel Pacific Limited, Michael Murphy said: ‘I am very happy with our decision to select Aviat Networks for microwave products and services. Network quality and reliability is our highest priority and with extensive expertise and presence in the region, I am confident the Aviat team will meet our highest expectations.’ Michael Pangia, President and CEO of Aviat Networks added: ‘With a highly-skilled team of microwave networking experts, Aviat Networks has broad experience engineering solutions for the challenging environments of the Pacific region. We look forward to expanding our relationship with Digicel as one of the largest operators in the Pacific region.’