TEL AVIV, Israel, July 17 - Ceragon Networks Ltd.(NASDAQ: CRNT; TASE: CRNT), www.ceragon.com, a leading provider of high-capacity wireless backhaul solutions, today announced that it has become the first global microwave provider to achieve Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) certification for Ethernet Microwave Systems.
This achievement enables service providers and carriers to utilize microwave transmission for standard Ethernet networks and services.
Ceragon's high-capacity microwave Ethernet system, FibeAir IP-MAX was tested by Iometrix, an independent testing lab and certified as compliant to MEF 9 for the Ethernet Private Line (EPL) service after successful performance in all applicable test cases. The MEF certification programs are designed to accelerate the deployment of Carrier Ethernet services worldwide by offering assurance to service providers that certified vendor equipment conforms to stringent Carrier Ethernet interoperability requirements.
"We are pleased to welcome Ceragon as the first microwave provider to receive MEF 9 certification," said Bob Mandeville, President of Iometrix. "Compliance to MEF 9 is a clear verification that Ceragon's products and solutions meet Metro Ethernet Forum strict requirements for Carrier Class Ethernet."
"Ethernet is making its way into carrier networks worldwide.
Service providers, in turn, recognize the value of industry validation and standardization when selecting their Ethernet vendors. MEF certification is one example of this validation, helping to justify product selection," said Peter Jarich, Research Director at Current Analysis. "With the first MEF-certified microwave Ethernet microwave portfolio, Ceragon is delivering on a clear market demand while highlighting the on-going work of the Metro Ethernet Forum."
"Ceragon has reached a milestone achievement with the first Ethernet microwave system to be certified by the MEF," said Ira Palti, Ceragon's President and CEO. "This is a major breakthrough for the Ethernet Microwave market that can now enjoy a fully standardized carrier Ethernet wireless solution. With the MEF certification, carriers and service providers can have full confidence in our high-capacity Carrier Class Ethernet product portfolio."
For more information about the Metro Ethernet Forum visit www.MetroEthernetForum.org.
About Ceragon Networks Ltd.
Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ 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 WiFi, WiMAX and converged networks. Ceragon supports its growing base of more than 200 customers in 85 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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