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Ceragon Expands FibeAir® IP-20 Product Series with the Most Compact High Power Solutions for North America

May 30, 2013

CTIA Wireless Pre-Conference, Las Vegas, NV, May 20, 2013- Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless backhaul specialist, today introduced the newest additions to its FibeAir IP-20 product series. FibeAir IP-20A and FibeAir IP-20C HP offer the most compact, high power radios in the industry. Both solutionsare designed to address the unique needs of North American carriers, alternative access vendors and private network operators for compact, high power all-indoor and all-outdoor configurations. These new solutions allow Ceragon customers to build highly reliable, cost-efficient networks and ensure the lowest total cost of ownership(TCO). Utilizing Ceragon’s powerful in-house radio technology and featuring 2048QAM, the new FibeAir IP-20A and FibeAir IP-20C HP solutions boost net radio capacity by 35%. The amplified transmit power also improves microwave link availability and extends reach, while using smaller antennas.

Ceragon will demonstrate its new compact, high power solutions at CTIA Wireless, May 21-23, 2013, booth #2270.

The NEBS-compliant FibeAir IP-20A features an enhanced version of Ceragon’s powerful RFU-A - a small footprint, all-indoor radio, which provides 6dB of additional Tx power. Ideal for secure, long distance network deployments with demanding rack-space requirements, FibeAir IP-20A offers unmatched resiliency, dramatically increases link distance and allows the use of smaller antennas without compromising link performance. In addition, this expandable solution offers versatile usage of rack-space enabling 1+1/ 2+0 in only 2RU; up to 4+0 in only 3RU; and fully protected 2+2 or 4+0 installations including all networking and control functions in 4RU only. The compact, all-indoor FibeAir IP-20A is the first in a series of North American solutions which will include a wireless multi-technology node for multi-carrier, split-mount andE/V-band deployments.

FibeAir IP-20C HP is a high power North American version of Ceragon’s multi-core solution for all-outdoor applications. This unique solution allows for high carrier-density installations in a small form factor in the 6-11 GHz spectrum bands. Employing Ceragon’s in-house RF and modem chip design, FibeAir IP-20C HP delivers 1.3Gbps over 80MHz channels. In 30MHz channels the solution delivers 1Gbps using 4x4 MIMO technology. Doubling the capacity over any channel bandwidth at half the power consumption, it can significantly reduce network operators’ TCO while ensuring high quality, capacity and reliability in long distance installations. FibeAir IP-20C HP is in deployment with a number of US-based service providers to carry high-speed wireless broadband and 4G/LTE traffic.

FibeAir IP-20A and IP-20C HP are the latest implementations of Ceragon’s Holistic HetNet Hauling (3H) vision. 3H combines technologies, equipment and services to address the disruptive change in mobile network paradigms, and their evolution towards data-driven, 4G/LTE-A HetNets (heterogeneous networks).

“Our commitment to the North American market is demonstrated in the solutions we are introducing today,” said Ira Palti, President and CEO of Ceragon. “Our expanded FibeAir IP-20 product series which features the most compact, high power radios in the industry answers the unique requirements of North American network operators for high capacity wireless hauling that can facilitate the expansion of 4G/LTE. Our growing North American customer base can now benefit from a versatile set of solutions for a wide variety of deployment scenarios. The feedback we have received from initial deployments and ongoing customer trials is extremely positive, and we look forward to presenting the platform to additional operators throughout the year.”