Paramus, New Jersey, June 18, 2013 –Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless backhaul specialist, today announced that it has received orders from LLC Tacom which operates under the brand nameBeeline in Tajikistan. LLC Tacom, an affiliated company of VimpelCom, one of the world’s largest integrated telecommunications services, chose Ceragon’s Evolution Long Haul as the backhaul platform on which it will maintain and develop its 3G data and voice services throughout Tajikistan. Ceragon’s solution will serve to increase the capacity and improve the connectivity between the country’s major cities as well as with its neighboring countries.
According to a recent market research report, mobile subscriber growth in Tajikistan continues to develop at a healthy rate with market penetration in 2012 standing at about 130%. Overall mobile subscriber numbers have increased by a factor of almost 40 in just 7 years.
“Our past experience with Ceragon made them the best choice when we started searching for a partner with whom to build our 3G wireless backhaul network” said Ilya Chulyukin, CTO of VimpelCom CIS BU.“After an extensive review of the market, we realized that with Ceragon, we’ll be able to meet the high-quality voice, video and data demands of our ever expanding customer base.”
“Creating a smart and flexible network infrastructure with a low total-cost-of-ownership is critical in fast growing markets like the CIS” said Ira Palti, Ceragon’s President and CEO. “Ceragon’s specialist understanding of the extreme challenges of high-capacity backhaul networks ensures that operators can increase current capacity while ensuring 4G/LTE readiness, quickly and efficiently.”