Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio Infocomm has selected DragonWave Solutions as a packetmicrowave radio systems provider for its soon to be launched 4G/LTE network in the country.

Under the deal, DragonWave Solutions will provide microwave products and related services to Reliance Jio Infocomm, the Canada-based company said in a statement Thursday.

DragonWave will provide 5,000 turnkey Horizon Compact+ links in support of the Reliance Jio’s plan to roll out extensive, nationwide 4G/LTE networks.

The deployment will also include services to be delivered by DragonWave’s Indian joint venture, DragonWave HFCL.

“This is also DragonWave HFCL’s first major services win in India, showing our deployment capabilities have matured,” Ram Raghavan, chief executive of DragonWave HFCL, said in the statement.

The solution provider said that its Horizon Compact+ was extensively tested by Reliance Jio and found acceptable for use as transport system for high capacity backhaul to support their upcoming 4G network.

“We believe that the Horizon Compact+ radio brings considerable value in India where backhaul spectrum is both limited and expensive,” Peter Allen, DragonWave’s President and CEO, said.

Reliance Jio is preparing to launch its 4G voice and data services later this year. It has tied up a slew of infrastructure sharing deals in the recent past for a cheaper and speedier roll out of its services.