Little Falls, New Jersey, July 12, 2017 – Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless backhaul specialist, today announced that, during Q2, it has received orders totaling more than $9 million for its IP-20 Platform and related services from a tier 1 multiservice operator in India. This long-standing customer has placed orders totaling over $13 million during the first half of 2017 to increase 4G LTE network capacity and enhance subscriber experience across the nation.
The tier 1 operator needs to accelerate macrocells deployment to provide more capacity in order to meet its subscribers’ growing demands and achieve better coverage – both key to ensuring a competitive service. To cope with limited fiber availability to macrocells, the operator is accelerating wireless backhaul rollout – a challenging mission in spectrum-congested India, using FibeAir IP-20 multicore technology. With FibeAir IP-20, the operator uses as little as one quarter of the spectrum otherwise needed to deliver 1Gbps backhaul capacity to 4G macrocells and earns the added benefit of reducing energy consumption.
“India is experiencing a dramatic rise in wireless data usage and internet penetration rates, coupled with fierce competition for market share among operators,” said Ira Palti, president and CEO of Ceragon. “This is accompanied by the rapid decline in wireless and internet data costs over the past several years, allowing a very large part of the population to cross the digital divide. These factors pose significant challenges, depending on the carrier’s unique position in the market. The scope of our success in India can be attributed to our ability to meet a wide variety of scenarios. We are working together with this customer to rapidly expand capacity and improve existing coverage, while also ensuring the most efficient use of backhaul spectrum and significantly reducing operational costs.”
About Ceragon Networks Ltd.
Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) is the world’s #1 wireless backhaul specialist. We help operators and other service providers worldwide increase operational efficiency and enhance end customers’ quality of experience with innovative wireless backhaul solutions. Our customers include wireless service providers, public safety organizations, government agencies and utility companies, which use our solutions to deliver 4G, mission-critical multimedia services and other applications at high reliability and speed. Ceragon’s unique multicore technology provides highly reliable, high-capacity 4G wireless backhaul with minimal use of spectrum, power and other resources. It enables 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. Our 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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