SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), a leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today announced that it has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance as an active sponsor along with a community of leading operators and manufacturers in the mobile industry. The company will also be showcasing its latest LTE proven products at the NGMN Industry Conference, which will be held June 13-15, in San Francisco, California. "We are delighted to have Aviat Networks join the NGMN Alliance and look forward to their participation and contributions in helping our partners to define network architectures for the cost efficient delivery of seamless mobile broadband services for LTE and beyond," says Dr. Peter Meissner, NGMN Operating Officer. "Joining the NGMN Alliance as an active sponsor presents an exciting opportunity for Aviat Networks to work alongside the industry's leading mobile operators, vendors and research institutions, to craft the direction of next generation mobile networking which aligns well with Aviat Networks' goals and objectives as a leader in mobile backhaul innovation," says Shaun McFall, senior vice president and CMO, Aviat Networks. Aviat Networks will also be showcasing its latest LTE proven products and solutions at the NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco, June 13-15 at Metreon City View, Yerba Buena Gardens. Attendees will be able to see firsthand and learn how Aviat Networks' LTE-proven packet backhaul networks are delivering superior Ethernet and microwave RF performance today – with non-disruptive migration options and mission-critical reliability – designed to help service providers address the cost, capacity and complexity involved with the evolution of their mobile network infrastructure. To arrange a meeting or interview with Aviat Networks, please visit us in the exhibition hall at space #109 or submit your request on our press site at http://www.aviatnetworks.com/media-room/. Find additional information on the conference website. www.ngmn.org/ice2012For more information or to join the conversation, please visit us at: http://www.aviatnetworks.comblog.aviatnetworks.comwww.twitter.com/aviatnetworkswww.facebook.com/AviatNetAbout Aviat NetworksAviat Networks, Inc. is a leader in microwave networking solutions. We apply innovation and IP networking expertise toward building a carrier class foundation for future mobile and fixed broadband networks. With more than 750,000 systems installed around the world, Aviat Networks has built a reputation as a leader in offering best-of-breed solutions including LTE-proven microwave backhaul and a complete portfolio of service and support options to public and private telecommunications operators worldwide. With a global reach and local presence in more than 46 countries, Aviat Networks works by the side of its customers allowing them to quickly and cost effectively seize new market and service opportunities. Aviat Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and listed on NASDAQ (AVNW). About the NGMN AllianceThe NGMN Alliance was founded by leading international mobile network operators in 2006. Its goal is to ensure that the standards for next generation network infrastructure, service platforms and devices will meet the requirements of operators and, ultimately, will satisfy end user demand and expectations. In its current work programme, the NGMN Alliance addresses the challenges of operations, global roaming, service quality, and the evolution of heterogeneous networks. The NGMN Alliance will drive and guide the development of all future mobile broadband technology enhancements focusing on LTE & EPC and its evolution. The targets of these activities are supported by the strong and well-established partnership of worldwide leading operators, vendors, universities, and successful co-operations with other industry organisations. SOURCE Aviat Networks, Inc.