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Ceragon FibeAir® IP-10 Achieves Metro Ethernet Forum Certification

June 23, 2008

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 23, 2008Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: CRNT), a
leading provider of high-capacity wireless backhaul solutions, today announced that its leadingedge
FibeAir IP-10 solution has earned certification from the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). The
MEF certification programs are designed to accelerate the deployment of Carrier Ethernet
services worldwide by offering assurance to service providers that certified vendor equipment
conforms to stringent Carrier Ethernet interoperability requirements. Announced three months
ago, in March 2008, FibeAir IP-10 is now fully MEF 9 and MEF 14 certified. Qualification with
these technical specifications ensures that FibeAir IP-10 can be used to deliver all MEF-defined
standard carrier-Ethernet services, including point-to-point (EPL/EVPL) and multipoint-tomultipoint
(E-LAN) services.

Ceragon's FibeAir IP-10 high-capacity microwave Ethernet system was tested by Iometrix,
an independent testing lab and the official certification lab of the Metro Ethernet Forum. MEF 9
and MEF 14 are complementary specifications that provide a comprehensive set of test cases to
determine the readiness of Carrier Ethernet equipment to deliver standard Ethernet services and
ensure interoperability in a multi-vendor environment. MEF certification is now a common
requirement in carrier network tenders. With it, system vendor can increase tender opportunities
and competitiveness and dramatically reduces testing costs, time-to-market and installation time.

“Ethernet is being used by more and more carriers today, all of whom are looking to benefit
from higher bandwidths and lower network costs,” said Ray Mota, Chief Analyst at Synergy
Research Group. “This trend drives the demand for Carrier Ethernet solutions that offer high band
predictable performance to support a range of data, voice and multimedia applications.”

"We are pleased to confirm that Ceragon’s FibeAir IP-10 is now fully MEF 9 and MEF 14
certified," said Bob Mandeville, President of Iometrix. "MEF standards contribute to the
accelerated worldwide adoption of Carrier Ethernet services and are an important milestone on
the way to turning Ethernet into a true carrier-class technology."

"Ceragon has again proven its commitment to maintain its position as a leading wireless
Ethernet backhaul solutions provider,” said Ira Palti, Ceragon's President and CEO. "We were the
first to introduce a fully MEF certified Ethernet microwave solution to the market in July 2007.
Now we are proud to extend Ceragon’s trusted Carrier-grade solutions portfolio with our newest
FibeAir IP-10 solution.”

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