Ceragon's FibeAir 1500 HP Enables More Coverage With Fewer Installations
PARAMUS, New Jersey, April 19 -- Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT and TASE: CRNT), www.ceragon.com, a leading provider of high-capacity wireless backhaul solutions, today announced that Celtel International, one of Africa's leading mobile service providers serving 15 countries and a Ceragon customer since 2004, has selected Ceragon's FibeAir 1500HP®, a next generation long-haul, high-powered solution in Congo DRC. Ceragon's solution will enable Celtel Congo to cover large distances with fewer installations significantly reducing infrastructure costs. The value of this current phase of Ceragon's partnership with Celtel is $3 million.
"Celtel faced the challenge of finding a cost-effective solution that would reduce infrastructure costs while facilitating remote management for each area of service," said Thibeault De La Barre De Nanteuil, Chief Technical Officer at Celtel Congo. "Ceragon Networks is meeting the challenge with their FibeAir 1500HP, a long-haul solution covering distances greater than 43 miles (69 kilometers), which is mission-critical in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's third largest country."
"We are pleased to extend our relationship with our long-standing customer Celtel Congo," said Ira Palti, President and CEO, Ceragon Networks Ltd. "Celtel Congo joins our growing global list of mobile operators that have acknowledged the benefits of Ceragon's advanced long haul backhaul solution for reducing capital investment, operating and maintenance expenses."
Celtel Congo selected Ceragon's FibeAir 1500HP because of Ceragon's technological functionality, including unique embedded space diversity with dual receiver architecture, extremely high transmit power and IF combining algorithm which guarantee superior performance and errorless transmission. The FibeAir 1500HP is the first split-mount radio to be truly optimized for long-haul applications. For more about the FibeAir 1500HP:
Ceragon's network management solution enables remote management of individual areas of service independent of the main system for optimal resource allocation, which is particularly important in Africa's third largest country. For more information about Ceragon's network management solution:
To learn more about Ceragon's high-capacity backhaul wireless solutions, please visit www.ceragon.com or call 1-877-FibeAir in the United States.
Celtel is the most successful pan-African mobile network, offering telecommunications services to more people in Africa than any other network. The company is one of the best-known branded businesses in Africa with mobile licenses covering more than 400 million people, close to half of Africa's population. Under the brand promise of 'Making Life Better', the company is committed to achieving sustainable development of telecommunications in Africa. Celtel has more than 16 million customers and operates mobile cellular operations in 14 countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. For more information please visit celtel.com
Celtel is owned by MTC, a leading provider of mobile telecommunications in the Middle East and Africa. The MTC Group is listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange. For more information please visit mtctelecom.com
About Ceragon Networks Ltd.
Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT and TASE: CRNT) is a leading provider of high-capacity wireless backhaul solutions for cellular and fixed wireless operators, enterprises and government organizations. Ceragon's modular FibeAir® product family is recognized as the gold standard for backhaul transmission and is also one of the top solutions chosen by cellular operators for SONET/SDH rings. A scalable, future-proof solution for wireless transport of broadband services, FibeAir operates across multiple frequencies for IP and SONET/SDH protocols, supporting the emerging needs of next-generation networks that are evolving to all-IP based services, including triple-play. It leads the market in IP backhaul, offering a unique, native IP solution that provides the efficient, robust connectivity required for Wi-Fi, WiMAX and converged networks. Ceragon supports its growing base of more than 180 customers in 70 countries by operating an extensive sales network comprising 17 offices and numerous partners located around the world.
More information is available at www.ceragon.com
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