Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, February 26, 2013 –Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless backhaul specialist, announced today that the company has joined the Open Networking Foundation(ONF). ONF is a non-profit organization, recognized throughout the networking industry for its dedication to improving software-defined networking (SDN) standards and solutions worldwide that are transforming networking technology. As the first wireless backhaul specialist to become a member of ONF, Ceragon will bring its unique expertise to the network transport working group on new standards, frameworks and architectures.
“Becoming part of ONF enables Ceragon to continue to have an active role in the ongoing development of new industry standards,” said Ira Palti, Ceragon Network’s President and CEO. “As SDN is embraced by more and more leading operators and system vendors around the world, it is fundamentally shifting the industry’s approach to networking technology.”
“Defining the network behavior in software is a trend that is being incorporated by organizations on a global scale, and open networking enables faster innovation in this marketplace,” said Dan Pitt, Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation. “We are always excited to welcome new members that can help bring OpenFlow efficiencies into wireless backhaul networks and build the next generation of advanced networking capabilities.”