4RF Acquired by Aviat Networks

Wellington, New Zealand, 4RF Limited (“4RF”) -

4RF, a Leading Provider of Industrial Wireless Access Solutions for Critical Infrastructure is Acquired by Aviat Networks

Aviat Networks, Inc. (“Aviat”) (Nasdaq: AVNW), the leading expert in wireless and access solutions, has today completed the acquisition of 4RF Limited (“4RF”), a leading provider of industrial wireless access solutions, including narrowband point to point/multi-point radios, LTE 5G cellular routers, for critical infrastructure networks worldwide.

The acquisition will provide existing 4RF customers with significantly strengthened corporate support while broadening the market and providing new customers for New Zealand based R&D. Ian Troughton, 4RF CEO, stated “I’m proud of the ability of our team that delivered us to this point. For the past year we have been looking for a partner that can fully realize our growth potential and Aviat is very well-placed to do this. Aviat has an excellent service ethos and deep market knowledge in their space, building strong alliances together within our respective customer bases will leverage our complementary strengths, and delivering superior commercial outcomes for end users and partners.”

Designed specifically for critical infrastructure networks including utilities, oil and gas, mining, and public safety applications the 4RF Aprisa family of private radio and LTE 4G/5G cellular routers offer industry leading reliability and performance. 4RF experienced record sales in the year ending 31 March 2024 up 23% from the previous year.

Aviat and 4RF both maintain R&D teams in Wellington, and the companies point to the growing demand for connectivity, security, and automation from critical infrastructure entities and public safety.

4RF CTO, John Yaldwyn, who founded the business back in 1998, reflected “From humble beginnings in the Wellington suburb of Johnsonville, today our industry-leading products are manufactured in Silicon Valley to address the demand for US made communications devices to service Field Area Networks worldwide. With a joint R&D team in Wellington’s Hutt Valley, the acquisition strengthens the investment in New Zealand R&D of a global leader in wireless technology.”

Moelis & Company LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to 4RF in the transaction with legal advice provided by Wellington-based Minter Ellison.

About 4RF

4RF is a world-class designer and manufacturer providing radio communications equipment for critical infrastructure applications to over 160 countries, for utilities, oil and gas companies, smart grid, water, and other applications including at many of the largest utilities in the United States. 4RF products deliver highly secure communications, support serial and IP traffic, and are optimized for robust performance in temperature extremes and other harsh environments.

About Aviat Networks

Aviat Networks, Inc. is the leading expert in wireless transport and access solutions and works to provide dependable products, services and support to its customers. With more than one million systems sold into 170 countries worldwide, communications service providers and private network operators including state/local government, utility, federal government and defense organizations trust Aviat with their critical applications. Coupled with a long history of microwave innovations, Aviat provides a comprehensive suite of localized professional and support services enabling customers to drastically simplify both their networks and their lives. For more than 70 years, the experts at Aviat have delivered high performance products, simplified operations, and the best overall customer experience. Aviat is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit or connect with Aviat Networks on Facebook and LinkedIn.