Paramus NJ, November 9, 2010 – Ceragon Networks (NASDAQ: CRNT), the provider of high-capacity, 4G/LTE-ready wireless backhaul networks, announced today that leading Nigerian Internet service provider, Direct On PC (DOPC) Ltd has chosen Ceragon’s wireless backhaul solutions to expand its WiMAX-based “Unwired” Mobile 4G Broadband Services network. DOPC is scheduled to roll out the largest 4G network in Lagos before the end of 2010. To follow-up, DOPC plans to expand this network into the Nigerian cities of Abuja and Port-Harcourt early next year.
DOPC chose to build its backhaul network with Ceragon’s high-capacity wireless solutions to provide its customers with mobile broadband services at affordable prices. With an expanded 4G network, DOPC can offer home users and businesses applications like entertainment, telephony, high-end video conferencing, live security streaming services, virtual private networks (VPNs) and more. DOPC will utilize Ceragon’s high-capacity wireless solutions in both all-indoor as well as split-mount configurations.
“Ceragon is helping us bring all the benefits of the digital age to Nigeria,” said Mr. Mahesh Sadhwani, DOPC Vice Chairman. “Once our network is fully deployed, our customers will enjoy access to a variety of entertainment, as well as business related content with the highest quality of service. With Ceragon’s solutions we’ll be able to quickly and economically bring these value-added services to the market”.
“We are excited to be selected as the high-capacity wireless backhaul solutions provider to DOPC,” said Ira Palti, President and CEO of Ceragon Networks. “Ceragon’s IP and hybrid systems deliver more bandwidth in any given deployment scenario. The combination of our advanced technology and DOPC’s innovative service approach will make high-speed broadband available to thousands of Nigerians.”
About Direct On PC
Direct On PC Ltd. is the leading Internet Service Provider in Nigeria, providing enterprise, corporate and retail solutions encompassing intranet, Internet, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and end-to-end network solutions. DOPC has installed over 5000 VSATs in 95 cities in Nigeria and other West African countries. DOPC has deployed WiMAX network in three cities and FWA networks in four cities of Nigeria. DOPC has made substantial investments in satellite space segment, technology, bandwidth, manpower, and infrastructure. The company has relationships with leading vendors to provide the most updated technology and services in the country and has won many awards including the award for best ISP for last six years. The company is a member of Bhojraj Chanrai Group and is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria with branches in Port Harcourt and Abuja. For additional information, please visit www.directonpc.com.