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Digitel Selects Ceragon for Wireless Backhaul Network Migration to IP

July 9, 2008

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 9, 2008 - Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: CRNT), a
Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: CRNT), a leading provider of high-capacity
wireless backhaul solutions, today announced that its advanced FibeAir® solutions have again
been selected for deployment by Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc. (DMPI), a leading cellular
telecommunications provider in the Philippines. DMPI, which operates under the brand name of
Sun Cellular, will use Ceragon’s advanced solutions as part of its network upgrade to provide 3G
data and multimedia services based on IP technology. This order totaling over $3.5 million,
follows several successful deployments of Ceragon’s wireless backhaul solution for DMPI over
the past years.

DMPI’s new 3G network will enable its customers to enjoy a wide range of data and
multimedia services. As part of the process of deploying new 3G base-stations, DMPI is migrating
its backhaul network to IP using Ceragon’s Native2 FibeAir solutions. These high-capacity
systems allow DMPI to use cost-optimized wireless Ethernet to deliver high-speed data and video
content, while maintaining TDM for voice services.

“We have a proven and successful track record using Ceragon solutions throughout our
network,” said a Digitel Mobile company official. “Ceragon systems allow us to reach ultra-high
speeds using wide-band channels at the 56MHz range. In addition, FibeAir solutions support
native TDM on top of native Ethernet. All these factors played an important role in our selection of

Ceragon’s Native2 platforms are designed to provide a fast and reliable Ethernet
transmission solution for mobile, WiMAX, private and metro area networks, while also enabling
native TDM traffic. Supporting the entire licensed spectrum, from 6GHz – 38GHz, the solutions
incorporate comprehensive Ethernet networking capabilities including advanced QoS for
differentiated services, flow control and sophisticated traffic balancing. Utilizing full range dynamic
adaptive modulation, Ceragon’s IP solutions help maximize capacity of any frequency channel
while guaranteeing critical services. Digitel Mobile is also employing Ceragon’s FibeAir product
family in their metro area network upgrade, including SDH high-capacity protected links in 2
xSTM1 configuration. Covering the entire city of Manila, this hybrid SDH/IP network will allow
reliable mobile and data services for the densely populated area.

“We are extremely happy to extend our relations with Digitel Mobile,” said Ira Palti,
President and CEO of Ceragon. “Digitel, like many other large operators around the globe, is
taking a path of gradual migration to IP which requires support for both legacy and nextgeneration
technologies over the same radio network. This is exactly the trend we were
anticipating and for which we have designed our Native2 concept and the FibeAir IP products

About Digitel Mobile Philippines Inc.
Digitel Mobile Philippines Inc. (DMPI) is the wireless subsidiary of Digital Telecommunications
Philippines Inc. (Digitel), which, in turn, is 47%-owned by JG Summit Holdings. DMPI
commercially launched its wireless service operations under the brand name of Sun Cellular on
March 2003. Sun Cellular is the country’s third and newest mobile phone service provider. It
offers the latest in GSM technology, providing voice services, messaging services, outbound and
inbound international roaming, and value-added services.