The Operator will leverage Ceragon’s microwave and millimeter wave solutions, SDN Suite, as well as turn-key services to ensure reliable connectivity – contract valued at a potential of over $44 million
Rosh Ha’ain, Israel, September 20, 2022 – Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) (“Ceragon” or the “Company”), the global innovator and leading solutions provider of 5G wireless transport, today announced that it has signed a multi-year contract with a tier 1 Pacific Rim operator, to extend and enhance its 4G and 5G coverage across regional areas nationwide. The operator will utilize Ceragon’s leading microwave and millimeter wave solutions, alongside its SDN Suite and full turn-key services, including design, site acquisition, deployment and support, to achieve optimal coverage and enhance quality of experience. The contract is valued at a potential of over $44 million over 3 years, with delivery starting as early as November 2022.
The Operator is committed to improving the coverage, reliability, and speed of its mobile network across regional areas, and was in search of a solution that could cost effectively address its challenging widespread countryside that is underserved and bears connectivity black spots. The operator selected Ceragon for its proven ability to deliver reliable best in class, full-turnkey wireless transport solutions at the lowest total cost of ownership and fastest time to market. The combination of Ceragon’s IP-50C multicore high-power microwave and IP-50E millimeter wave radios, alongside its SDN Suite will enable the operator to achieve its ultra-high-capacity connectivity goals quickly and cost-effectively. What’s more, thanks to its exceptional Layer 1 ‘multi-box’ aggregation technology, Ceragon’s E-band and microwave solutions can work with any existing third-party microwave radios, reducing the costs for swap and replacement – which is of great value.
Doron Arazi, Ceragon CEO, commented, “We are excited to support the operator in delivering on its commitment to nationwide subscribers – providing reliable connectivity coverage to unserved and underserved rural regions. This contract signifies an immense vote of confidence in Ceragon, as potential average annual bookings are expected to increase by over 50%. By leveraging Ceragon’s high-power and multiband solutions, the operator can cover longer distances with fewer sites, delivering ultra-high capacity with up to 20Gbps capacity, hence leading to reduced capital and operating expenses. By deploying the SDN suite, the operator can enjoy faster time to market by having automatic configuration processes, reduced resources for commissioning and provisioning of Ceragon and third-party links, improved network performance using predictive analytics, and reduce OPEX by defining automatic changes in the network such as power consumption reduction in Ceragon Multicore.”
About Ceragon Networks
Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) is the global innovator and leading solutions provider of 5G wireless transport. We help operators and other service providers worldwide increase operational efficiency and enhance end customers' quality of experience with innovative wireless backhaul and fronthaul solutions. Our customers include service providers, public safety organizations, government agencies and utility companies, which use our solutions to deliver 5G & 4G broadband wireless connectivity, mission-critical multimedia services, stabilized communications, and other applications at high reliability and speed.
Ceragon's unique multicore technology and disaggregated approach to wireless transport provides highly reliable, fast to deploy, high-capacity wireless transport for 5G and 4G networks with minimal use of spectrum, power, real estate, and labor resources. It enables increased productivity, as well as simple and quick network modernization, positioning Ceragon as a leading solutions provider for the 5G era. We deliver a complete portfolio of turnkey end-to-end AI-based managed and professional services that ensure efficient network rollout and optimization to achieve the highest value for our customers. Our solutions are deployed by more than 400 service providers, as well as more than 800 private network owners, in more than 150 countries. For more information please visit: www.ceragon.com
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