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DragonWave Inc.
  • 600-411 Legget Dr.
  • K2K3C9

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Industries Classification:
221121  Electric Bulk Power Transmission and Control
334220  Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing
517210  Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
Quality Certifications:
ISO 9001, TL 9000
Total Sales ($CDN):
$50,000,000 +
Updated on:
2015-03-23,  Industry Canada
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DragonWave Inc.

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DragonWave® is a leading provider of high-capacity packet microwave solutions that drive next-generation IP networks. DragonWave?s carrier-grade point-to-point packet microwave systems transmit broadband voice, video and data, enabling service providers, government agencies, enterprises and other organizations to meet their increasing bandwidth requirements rapidly and affordably. The principal application of DragonWave?s portfolio is wireless network backhaul, including a range of products ideally suited to support the emergence of underlying small cell networks. DragonWave?s award winning products are known in the industry for their leading capacity, reliability, and spectral efficiency. Voice, video and data needs are growing at an astounding rate. This growth is putting pressure on today?s existing backhaul networks. DragonWave enables service providers to meet that demand by offering high speed, high capacity solutions which allow the service provider to rapidly expand and augment their network to support full-feature applications, such as streaming video and IPTV. Our product portfolio offers operators "invest as you grow" scalability to ensure profitable growth. DragonWave offers a comprehensive service and support program, giving our customers the assurance that the manufacturer stands behind and supports all its products and customer needs. As a developer of Ethernet microwave technologies, DragonWave has developed significant intellectual property, which provides the company with a steep competitive advantage in the industry. We continue to protect and invest in our intellectual property, passing these technical advantages over to our customers. DragonWave has a network of distributor and reseller partners globally. Customers include Carriers, Service Providers, Utilities, WISP?s and Enterprises. All are assured the highest level of excellence in product design, product quality, and overall customer services. Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, DragonWave has sales offices around the world and customers in over 160 countries.


  • Horizon Compact+ Horizon Compact+ - All-Outdoor High Capacity Packet Microwave Service providers can now do more outdoors with the zero footprint Horizon Compact+ from DragonWave. This high capacity packet microwave system delivers big performance in a small package. Because the radio and modem are integrated into a single highly compact outdoor unit, Horizon Compact+ is a zero footprint solution – eliminating rack congestion and minimizing collocation space. Equipped with DragonWave’s Bandwidth Accelerator technology, the Horizon Compact+ achieves the highest degree of spectral efficiency, delivering more capacity per channel than any other all-outdoor microwave system. With unmatched radio performance, simple installation and operation, as well as sophisticated remote management capability, the Horizon Compact+ delivers significant lifecycle cost savings for service providers and enterprises alike. This innovative, carrier-grade packet microwave solution operates in licensed or unlicensed spectrum from 6 to 38 GHz.

  • Harmony Radio Harmony Radio - Simple migration from hybrid to full-packet Offering the industry’s only software-selectable evolution from hybrid to all-IP packet networks, Harmony is the intelligent solution for operators looking to future-proof their network investment. This unique platform can operate in both hybrid and full-packet traffic modes, enabling a simple migration path from TDM to all-IP backhaul with true “zero-touch” on the existing hardware. This results in simplified operations, reduced capital cost and significant savings in total cost of ownership, while meeting the most stringent network requirements for highly time-sensitive applications. With the ability to operate either standalone or with the Harmony First Mile or Hub indoor units, the Harmony Radio can be optimized for each site, saving on capital and operations by reducing the number of elements in the network.

  • Horizon Quantum Horizon Quantum - Massive Capacity in a Small Package Delivering from 2 to 4 Gbps per link, Horizon Quantum represents the next generation in packet microwave technology and sets a new benchmark for performance. With dual-channel capability, this split-mount system is a step change in spectral efficiency, capacity, nodal intelligence, and operational simplicity; all while occupying only half a rack unit and consuming the lowest power per bit of any solution today. In addition, the Horizon Quantum’s integrated switching means that it can provide aggregation and restoration in a single unit. With this level of performance – in a packet microwave system that is remarkably simple to install and operate – operators can now avoid the high cost and long delays associated with fiber deployments, yet achieve the capacity and reliability they require for all of their future applications and services. This Horizon Quantum, carrier-grade packet microwave system operates in licensed spectrum from 6 to 38 GHz.

  • Network Planning and Design Services As the most critical step in any network deployment or upgrade, the planning and design phase provides the essential foundation for your future network build. DragonWave’s planning organization delivers the highest levels of expertise, with extensive experience in the planning and design of thousands of communications networks around the globe. Planning and Design Benefits • Minimize your total cost of ownership through network design optimization • An in-depth understanding of your requirements ensures a successful deployment day one • Understand alternative designs options and the implications to your network • Meet the capacity and resiliency requirements of current and future service offerings Planning and Design Approach Network planning and design services consist of a comprehensive set of activities involving: • Network requirements gathering • Network architecture selection • Product and technology recommendations • Detailed network analysis and design • License coordination

  • Professional Services: Wireless Networking Professional Services: Wireless Networking To complement an industry leading product line of wireless networking systems, DragonWave offers a broad range of professional services in order to deliver comprehensive network solutions for our clients. These value-added services enable the smooth and efficient deployment and management of a DragonWave powered backhaul network and consist of: • Line of Sight Surveys • Link Installation • Network Integration & Testing • Project Management DragonWave Professional Services proactively manages the numerous tasks and deliverables involved in the deployment of a network, from the Line of Sight (LOS) surveys in order to determine the feasibility of the microwave link, through to the network-level testing and acceptance & handover of the turn key system to the client’s Network Operations Center (NOC) personnel. DragonWave’s professional project/program managers have years of experience in the supervision of medium and large-scale network deployments and are experts at risk management, ensuring the timely delivery of the completed project.

  • Harmony Hub 800 Harmony Hub 800 - Adaptable multi-service nodal switch Part of DragonWave’s Harmony backhaul solution, the Harmony Hub is a compact indoor unit which provides maximum flexibility for 2G, 3G and LTE traffic aggregation. The Harmony Hub 800 is the perfect backhaul node for Harmony Radio systems, with 16 Gbps switching capacity, and support for up to 12 radio directions in a single unit. In addition to supporting advanced Ethernet processing features, the Harmony Hub can carry TDM traffic natively or via circuit emulation – a simple and cost effective solution for operators moving to converged packet networks. Optimized for mobile network evolution, the Harmony Hub 800 supports advanced clock synchronization and recovery mechanism including Synchronous Ethernet, 1588v2 boundary clock, Adaptive Clock Recovery (ACR) and Differential Clock Recovery (DCR). The Harmony Hub 800’s high density TDM and Ethernet access interfaces include Fast and Gigabit Ethernet, E1/T1, and channelized STM-1/OC-3.

  • Harmony First Mile 200 Harmony First Mile 200 - Flexible Evolutionary Switch Part of the Harmony microwave solution, this reliable switch is optimized for tail and chain sites where 3G and LTE/4G base stations are co-located with 2G base stations. This system also aggregates TDM and packet traffic locally. The Harmony First Mile 200 delivers 8 Gbps switching capacity, combined with E-LINE and E-LAN services, advanced QoS mechanisms, performance monitoring, fault detection and robust clock recovery. With its extended operating temperature range and compact size, the Harmony First Mile 200 can be deployed within an outdoor base station housing or within its own enclosure, providing zero-footprint site installation.

  • Harmony Trunk Harmony Trunk - Long-haul microwave trunking solution The Harmony Trunk is a hybrid microwave solution with the capability to smoothly migrate from full-TDM, to Hybrid, to full-IP via a simple software configuration. Operators can transport TDM and IP signals natively over the air without any encapsulation or mapping. The Harmony trunk’s outage-less expansion and upgrade process ensure a rapid and simple installation and fast network roll-out. With its advanced features and performance, the Harmony Trunk can significantly enhance existing copper and fibre optic core transport systems.

  • Harmony Radio Lite Sub-6 GHz Non-Line-of-Sight Microwave System Harmony Radio Lite is a complete microwave system housed within a single all-outdoor unit with standard Ethernet interfaces and integrated antenna. This packet microwave radio offers a host of benefits, including: - Non-line-of-sight (NLOS) support across both licensed and unlicensed TDD spectrum - Complete scalability, supporting 5/10/20/40 MHz channel bandwidth - Advanced Interference avoidance features including site synchronization, Dynamic Frequency Selection, Transmit Power Control) - Flexible network architecture options An integral part of DragonWave’s microwave product portfolio, this solution enables end-to-end network capabilities, including advanced QoS, synchronization and advanced network management. When using unlicensed spectrum, the Harmony Radio Lite facilitates fast and easy deployment and savings on spectrum licensing, resulting in reduced operating expenses and a rapid return on investment for the operator. Solution Highlights: - Fully integrated or external antenna options - Up to 230 Mbit/s aggregate capacity - Green design – minimized footprint and power consumption of under 15W - Simple single cable repeater configuration - License free or licensed spectrum - OFDM adaptive modulation, with 2x2 MIMO - Advanced Quality of Service with 8 queues - Advanced Ethernet features (UNI, E-Line/E-LAN services, Ethernet OAM, Performance Monitoring) - Minimized Total Cost of Ownership, pay-as-you- grow - Comprehensive network management system for simple remote configuration and monitoring - Sophisticated inteference mitigation features

  • Avenue Link Urban-Optimized Small Cell Backhaul System The Avenue Link is an all-outdoor small cell backhaul solution that combines a high capacity packet microwave system, flat-mini antenna and system cover in a small, zoning-optimized form factor. The aesthetic design and physical specifications of the Avenue Link ensure compliance with strict city-zoning regulations and ensure that the unit blends perfectly into the urban landscape. The Avenue Link can deliver 400 Mbps per hop and up to 1 Gbps with DragonWave’s Bandwidth Accelerator – the industry’s only wire-speed bulk data compression technology. Small Cell-optimized backhaul: - Zoning-friendly, environmentally hardened enclosure - Integrated flat-mini antenna - Flexible mounting options & simple installation Unparalleled backhaul performance and flexibility: - 24, 26, 28, 31, 38 and 60 GHz frequency support - 400 Mbps capacity per hop plus Bandwidth Accelerator for 25-150% bandwidth increase - Service-aware Hitless Automatic Adaptive Modulation - Advanced QoS with 8 levels of prioritization - SyncE support and optimized transport of 1588v2 - Integrated 256-bit AES encryption - Pay-as-you-grow bandwidth scalability - 1+1 (hot standby), 2:0, Ring, and Mesh protection options - Comprehensive management and provisioning with NetViewer NMS - Completely interoperable with other DragonWave solutions

  • Avenue Link Lite Sub-6 GHz, Zoning-Friendly Small Cell Backhaul Avenue Link Lite is a complete sub-6 GHz microwave system housed within a single all-outdoor unit with standard Ethernet interfaces and integrated antenna. This packet microwave radio offers a host of benefits, including: Solution Highlights: - Non-line-of-sight (NLOS) support across both licensed and unlicensed TDD spectrum - Complete scalability, supporting 5/10/20/40 MHz channel bandwidth - Advanced Interference avoidance features including site synchronization, Dynamic Frequency Selection, Transmit Power Control - Flexible network architecture options - Extremely compact - weighs less than 4 pounds Engineered to provide the greatest flexibility for mobile operators, the Avenue Link Lite can be deployed to any number of structures including street lamps, traffic light poles, or building sides. Installation is fast, simple and easily managed by a single installer without the use of heavy equipment, ensuring virtually no disruption to city operations.

  • Harmony Enhanced DragonWave® Harmony Enhanced is a high capacity, long reach, multi-service radio operating in the 6-42 GHz spectrum bands. Harmony Enhanced is a merger of DragonWave?s Flagship Harmony Radio and Horizon Compact+ into a next-generation, ultra-high capacity microwave system. With its integrated switch, Harmony Enhanced delivers a true all-outdoor, Ethernet solution, providing full Carrier Ethernet services directly from the radio. Harmony Enhanced is a compact, all-outdoor radio that allows operators to cost effectively scale their networks with the industry's leading system gain, highest spectral efficiency and increased capacity that is enabled through 112 MHz channel support, 4096QAM capability, Bandwidth Accelerator+ and MIMO. These capabilities allow Harmony Enhanced to deliver >2 Gbps in a single radio, with scalability via MIMO to 4 Gbps in a single channel. Bandwidth Accelerator+ provides >2 times throughput improvements with the inclusion of header optimization and the industry?s only bulk compression working in tandem. The Harmony Enhanced also provides the highest output power in an all-outdoor microwave system, the Harmony Enhanced leverages GaN technology to increase reach by >30%. Additionally, integrated Ethernet switching with WRED queuing, E-LINE and E-LAN support and upgradability to MPLS-TP, enables a true all-outdoor installation without the need for an additional access switch. The combination of high spectral efficiency and high gain radio enables Operators to cost effectively grow their networks through minimizing spectrum fees and reducing the antenna footprint. Solution Highlights - Ultra high power radio option with up to 35dBm of transmit power -MIMO ready hardware supporting up to 4 Gbps capacity with DragonWave bandwidth Accelerator+, providing header and bulk compression - Wide channel support up to 112 MHz - Up to 4096QAM modulation support - SyncE support and 1588V2 Transparent Clock - Ethernet switching and MPLS_TD ready - Comprehensive Ether OAM support (802.3ah, 802.1ag,Y.1731) and MEF services - Comprehensive management and provisioning with NetViewer NMS

  • Harmony Eband DragonWave® Harmony Eband is the industry?s first 70/80 GHz, multipurpose platform designed to address both fronthaul and backhaul applications. A compact, all-outdoor radio that delivers single carrier native 2.6 Gbps full-duplex capacity and up to 4 Gbps of compressed traffic. By utilizing large and generally untapped frequency bands, the Harmony Eband provides a cost-effective alternative to other, more congested (23 ? 38 GHz), microwave frequencies for path distances up to 8 km. System reach is industry leading with high output power, multiple-input/multiple output (MIMO) capability, and adaptive modulation and waveform techniques providing much greater reach than traditional Eband systems. Using an ultra-low delay mode and Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI), Harmony Eband is an ideal solution for high-capacity fronthaul applications. Solution Highlights: - Longest Reach E-Band System - High availability and reliability - Industry-leading capacity and spectral efficiency - Ideal solution for high-capacity fronthaul applications - Adaptive modulation - Interference-free operation - Advanced security - Seamless support for TDM and Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) - Advanced Ethernet feature support - Multiple protection options Key Benefits: - Reduced CAPEX because fewer links are required per node; this results in as little as 25% of the CAPEX requirement at maximum capacity when compared to a path using 6 GHz ? 42 GHz - Reduced OPEX as a result of low-cost spectrum, low energy consumption and a small form factor - Increased network scalability enabled by 4+Gbps system throughput - Greater reach than traditional Eband systems thanks to dual-mode MIMO with integrated high-gain antenna and hitless adaptive modulation

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