Operator deploying Ceragon’s multicore high capacity solution to achieve ultra-fast network expansion and support growing network capacity demands
Little Falls, New Jersey, October 23, 2019 - Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless backhaul specialist, announced today that a large mobile operator in Southeast Asia has placed additional follow-on orders for its IP-20 Platform products and services in 2019 totaling over $20 million through the end of Q3 for its fast 4G nationwide network expansion project. Fully aligned with the operator’s commitment to offer free data plans to its customers, the Ceragon solution has already facilitated fast network rollouts, supporting 200% data traffic growth since the beginning of 2019.
This ongoing investment is in support of the operator’s aggressive strategy to increase its market share and revenues by offering customers free voice calls over LTE (VoLTE). The expected increase in subscribers requires the operator to quickly ramp up its network capacity to support more data traffic. In order to increase its operational efficiency, the operator - a veteran Ceragon customer -selected Ceragon’s all-outdoor IP-20 Platform products, which support an exceptional combination of fast rollout and low TCO results.
The Ceragon solution provides the operator fast-to-deploy, reliable backhaul connectivity that effectively supports the growing capacity demands of its new 4G sites across the country’s rural and suburban areas. By deploying Ceragon’s all-outdoor, multicore solution the operator not only benefits from fast site acquisition, easy-to-install solution and minimal spectrum costs, but can rapidly upgrade its existing network to meet very high capacities, in preparation for 5G.
“This is another important step in our successful, long-lasting partnership with one of Southeast Asia’s most innovative mobile operators,” said Ira Palti, president and CEO of Ceragon. “Our futureproof solutions help the operator quickly grow its market share by further expanding its 4G network today and preparing for 5G down the road using our all-outdoor multicore approach. We are thrilled to continue to enable the operator to affordably connect more people and improve the socio-economic development of many communities throughout the country.”
About Ceragon Networks Ltd.
Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) is the #1 wireless backhaul specialist. We help operators and other service providers worldwide smoothly evolve their networks towards 5G, while increasing operational efficiency and enhancing end customers’ quality of experience, with innovative wireless backhaul solutions. Our customers include wireless service providers, public safety organizations, government agencies and utility companies, that use our solutions to deliver mission-critical multimedia services and other applications at high reliability and speed.
Ceragon’s unique multicore technology and wireless backhaul solutions provide highly reliable, 5G high-capacity connectivity with minimal use of spectrum, power and other resources. Our solutions enable increased productivity, as well as simple and quick network modernization. We deliver a range of professional services that ensure efficient network rollout and optimization to achieve the highest value for our customers. Ceragon’s solutions are deployed by more than 460 service providers, as well as hundreds of private network owners, in more than 130 countries.
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