Botswana Telecom Expands Mobile Network with Ceragon
November 11, 2009
Utilizes Ceragon’s high-capacity wireless solutions to expand the reach of its cellular subsidiary BeMobile
TEL AVIV, Israel, November 11, 2009 – Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE:
CRNT), a leading provider of high-capacity wireless backhaul solutions, today announced that
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC), has selected Ceragon’s advanced solutions
for upgrading its nationwide wireless backbone as well as the backhaul network of its cellular
subsidiary BeMobile. The deployment of Ceragon solutions will enable BTC to support rapid
subscriber growth and meet its service expansion plans. Equipment orders related to this
deployment top $1.5 million.
Botswana has one of the highest mobile phone penetration-rates in Africa. BTC offers its
customers a range of voice and data services, all of which are supported over its mobile network.
Using Ceragon’s FibeAir® solutions that support high speed wireless transmission, will enable
the operator to continue to offer its growing customer base high-quality and disturbance free
service delivery. The deployment is part of the Rural Services Improvement and Expansion
project that BTC has signed with Botswana’s telecom regulator. Deployments are already under
way and are expected to be completed by the end of 2009.
“In order to succeed in the dense telecom market of Botswana, it was important for us to
select a backhaul solution that will ensure high quality service delivery at a competitive price,”
said a BTC spokesperson. “Ceragon has proven to be a great partner, combining superb
technology with excellent customer support. With a high-capacity wireless network that we can
depend on, BeMobile is set to meet the goal of doubling its market share in Botswana.”
“We are very pleased to extend our relations with BTC and support the expansion of new
wireless voice and broadband services in Botswana,” said Ira Palti, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Ceragon. “We continue to provide value to our growing customer base by
offering the most advanced technology, with the most favorable cost position.”
About Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC)
Botswana Tele-Communications Corporation (BTC) was established in 1980 to provide, develop,
operate and manage Botswana’s national and international telecommunications services. BTC is
a parastatal in which the Botswana government holds 100% equity. Botswana
Telecommunications Corporation is Botswana’s largest supplier of fixed-line and associated
communications services that provides telephony and other products to urban and rural centers
across the country.
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