Paramus NJ, February 13, 2012– Ceragon Networks Ltd.(NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless backhaul specialist, today announced it has received orders for additional high-capacity microwave systems and services from Tele2 Russia, one of Europe’s leading telecommunications companies. Tele2 is Russia’s fourth largest mobile operator with over 20 million subscribers. Ceragon is providing high-capacity wireless backhaul to Tele2 in 15 of the 37 regions in Russia covered by the operator.
Since 2010, Tele2 Russia has been deploying new cellular networks throughout Russia. The additional systems from Ceragon will enable Tele2 Russia to serve more subscribers in a wider geographical area, adding more capacity to the regional networks. Ceragon’s systems will continue to backhaul voice and data traffic for mobile telephony and broadband Internet access applications throughout the regions.
Tele2 Russia chose Ceragon’s wireless backhaul solutions to provide highly reliable mobile and data services to subscribers at affordable prices. Tele2 Russia also chose Ceragon because they wanted an immediately deployable solution for their 2G and 2.5G networks, which could seamlessly transition to a 3G and 4G/LTE network at a later date. Ceragon’s solutions, which combine TDM and Ethernet technology, offered a cost-effective and risk-free migration path from legacy systems to an all-IP network.
“Ceragon’s solutions and expertise made it possible for us to get our networks up and running rapidly, enabling us to provide our subscribers with reliable, cost-effective service,” said Ritvars Krievs, CTO of Tele2 Russia. “As a result, we were able to monetize the services we offer to customers very quickly, and achieve a positive return on our investments.”
“Ceragon’s high-capacity wireless backhaul solutions were the right choice for Tele2’s requirements,” said Ira Palti, President and CEO of Ceragon. “The systems enabled Tele2 to add capacity to their networks and provide cost-effective, premium services to new subscribers very quickly. Since Ceragon’s solutions can operate in both legacy and 4G networks, Tele2’s investments are protected well into the future.”
Ceragon’s wireless backhaul solutions are currently being deployed in Tele2 Russia’s regional networks.
Tele2 is one of Europe’s leading alternative telecom operators. Today, Tele2 serves about 34 million subscribers in 11 countries, offering mobile and fixed telephony, broadband Internet access and cable TV services. Tele2 always strives to offer high quality services at the lowest prices.
The company has been operating in Russia since 2003 and currently serves more than 20 million subscribers in 37 regions of the country. Tele2 Russia’s product portfolio includes offers for both individuals and small and medium-sized businesses. Tele2 Russia guarantees its individual and corporate customers low prices and high quality of its services, ease of sign-up and use and European-level service.
Please refer to corporate websites and social networks for more information about Tele2:
Tele2 AB – http://www.tele2.com/
Tele2 Russia – http://www.tele2.ru/