AfricaCom, South Africa. November 13, 2012 – Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT),the #1 wireless backhaul specialist, today announced follow-on orders of more than $6.5 million USD with Mozambique Cellular(mcel) to expand the carrier’s microwave network, first established in 2010. Ceragon is extending mcel’s backbone network, based on Ceragon technology, from Beira in central Mozambique to Nampula in the north of the country, as well as upgrading access links nationwide, providing the only broadband connection available for millions of Mozambicans.
The network expansion will bring improved capacity, and advanced services delivery to millions of mcel users. The high capacity solutions, which are based on Ceragon’s Evolution IP Long Hauland FibeAir IP-10, enable mcel to provide improved redundancy, increase network capacity, and improve their subscribers’ quality of experience (QoE).
Ceragon will be showcasing the solutions deployed by mcel along with a range of its other high capacity solutions at AfricaCom, booth # F07.
mcel is Mozambique’s leading mobile operator with over 4.5 million customers. According to a recent industry report, Mozambique is one of the world’s fastest and most consistently growing economies, and is one of the highest growth potential telecom markets in Africa.
“Over the past two years Ceragon’s backbone network has successfully served the requirements of our market throughout Mozambique,” said Mohamed Mussa, Technical Director of mcel. “As a result of our expanding customer base and its increasing dependency on mobile, we looked for a way to expand our network again. We knew that with Ceragon we could meet today’s demand and prepare for the future as 4G/LTE becomes more widely available.”
“Mozambique Cellular brings connectivity for millions of people throughout the country – an essential component of prosperity in today’s global market, whether it is in Paris, NYC or Nampula,” said Ira Palti, President and CEO of Ceragon. “We’re honored to partner again with mcel to provide the country with next generation wireless backhaul solutions and we look forward to a long and successful relationship.”