SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today announced that independent telecommunications research organization Infonetics Research recently named Aviat the No. 1 specialist provider of microwave radio solutions in the wireless networking infrastructure space. Also according to Infonetics' 2013 "Microwave Strategies and Vendor Leadership" survey, Aviat ranks first among all microwave specialists in 10 of 11 categories that service providers use to select a microwave vendor. These rankings are based on a significant sample of 25 telecom operators representing 37 percent of 2012 worldwide capital expenditure (capex) and revenue. Each respondent operator is a significant user of microwave products. "Compared to other specialist microwave-only vendors, Aviat fared best," says Richard Webb, directing analyst of Infonetics. "Aviat ranked No.1 among all microwave specialists in 10 out of 11 criteria for choosing a microwave vendor by service providers and consistently performed in the top four of all vendors." According to the survey, Aviat rates No.1 among specialists in all the following categories: technology innovation, security, product reliability, price-to-performance ratio, total cost of ownership (TCO), roadmap, solution breadth, service and support, management software and financial stability. Notably, product reliability, price-to-performance ratio and TCO were found to be top criteria for choosing a microwave vendor. About Aviat Networks Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW) is a leading global provider of microwave networking solutions transforming communications networks to handle the exploding growth of IP-centric, multi-Gigabit data services. With more than 750,000 systems installed around the world, Aviat Networks provides LTE-proven microwave networking solutions to mobile operators, including some of the largest and most advanced 4G/LTE networks in the world. Public safety, utility, government and defense organizations trust Aviat Networks' solutions for their mission-critical applications where reliability is paramount. In conjunction with its networking solutions, Aviat Networks provides a comprehensive suite of localized professional and support services enabling customers to effectively and seamlessly migrate to next-generation Carrier Ethernet/IP networks. For more than 50 years, customers have relied on Aviat Networks' high performance and scalable solutions to help them maximize their investments and solve their most challenging network problems. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Aviat Networks operates in more than 100 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.aviatnetworks.com or connect with Aviat Networks on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. SOURCE Aviat Networks, Inc.