Marking the third anniversary of the merger between the Microwave Communications Division of Harris Corporation and Stratex Networks, Harris Stratex Networks has changed its name to Aviat Networks, Inc. Along with the name change, the Company’s ticker symbol will change to AVNW and its common stock will continue to trade on NASDAQ.
The new brand represents a culmination of the Company’s transformation over the last three years from that of a specialised microwave backhaul equipment supplier into a world-class provider of advanced IP wireless network solutions, with a comprehensive portfolio of migration solutions and lifecycle services. Today, Aviat Networks is ideally positioned to help operators successfully evolve their existing networks toward an all-IP broadband future, expand into untapped rural and remote markets, and capitalise on the explosive growth of mobile data traffic around the globe.
“Today’s unveiling of Aviat Networks marks a significant milestone in the evolution of our Company. The Aviat brand embodies our commitment to quality and innovative products, highly individualised services, operational excellence and industry leadership,” said Harald Braun, president and CEO of Aviat Networks. “In markets around the world, advancements in wireless network capacity have often been constrained because carriers are grappling with operational network limitations and cost-related challenges that historically haven’t been sufficiently addressed by telecom equipment vendors. Instead of ‘handshake’ assurances that do little to mitigate the perceived risk of IP migration, operators need practical and innovative solutions that help them bridge seamlessly from the legacy network of today to the network that will fuel their success in the future.