Full Turnkey Solution From Ceragon Will Power Russian Carrier's WiMAX Network With High Capacity Wireless Backhaul in a $1.6 Million Deal
TEL AVIV, Israel, September 17/ -- Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: CRNT), a leading provider of high-capacity Ethernet and TDM wireless backhaul solutions, today announced that Summa Telecom, a Russian telecom operator is deploying Ceragon's leading edge wireless IP solutions as part its new WiMAX network in Russia. Ceragon provides Summa Telecom with a complete turnkey solution for high capacity wireless backhaul - including installation and project management services - in a deal valued at $1.6 million in revenue.
Summa Telecom was the first carrier to be awarded a nationwide WiMAX spectrum in the Russian Federation. Summa Telecom plans to build a nationwide WiMAX network that will cover some 330 cities by 2010. Geared for fixed-wireless broadband and future mobile WiMAX services, the network will rely on Ceragon's high-capacity FibeAir(R) IP MAX and FibeAir 640P solutions for high-speed voice and data wireless backhaul. Initial service rollout is planned for Q1 2008
"Ceragon's field proven technology and their ability to provide full turnkey solutions, from planning through execution, played a significant role in our selection of their systems," said Sergey Koshkin, General Manager of Summa Telecom. "By taking advantage of Ceragon's solutions, we will be able to complete our network faster, ensuring support for high bandwidths and a guaranteed quality of service. This in turn will allow us to strengthen our position in the booming Russian wireless communications market."
"We are happy to join forces with Summa Telecom and take part in the deployment of one of the first WiMAX networks in Russia," said Ira Palti, President and CEO, Ceragon Networks Ltd. "Our unique offering of a truly native IP system will assist Summa Telecom in increasing the efficiency of their network while keeping operational costs in check. This success is another step in establishing Ceragon as the leading provider of wireless backhaul solutions for IP-centric networks."
About Ceragon's FibeAir IP MAX and FibeAir 640P
FibeAir IP-MAX is a high-capacity carrier-class wireless Ethernet solution offering Fast and Gigabit Ethernet wireless transmission with fiber-like quality. Allowing for the highest available throughput on the market, this native Ethernet solution with ultra-low latency is optimized for IP based applications including IP-DSLAM connectivity for triple play services, WiMAX backhauling and any delay sensitive application. More information can be found on the following URL:
FibeAir 640P is a high-capacity wireless PDH/Ethernet solution is a carrier class solution that operates in the 6-38 GHz frequency range. This point-to-point system uniquely incorporates multiple TDM capacities from 32 to 64 E1s and from 28 to 64 T1s together with intelligent Fast Ethernet networking. Extremely low-latency and wirespeed native Fast Ethernet makes FibeAir 640P ideal for cellular, fixed and broadband IP networking. More information can be found on the following URL:
About Summa Telecom
Summa Telecom was founded in June, 2005. Activity of the company is directed on creation of the modern digital communication systems, capable to provide all to need for services of a telephony and data transmission to users of a various level. The company holds the sole Russian nationwide license for WiMax. Summa Telecom has license pool included licenses of Federal service on supervision in sphere of communication, FSB, Rosstroy, Ministry of Emergency Measures, State Commission on radio frequencies. The package of licenses entitles to render services of communication on voice transfers, data, including video information, and also a local telephony and services on system integration for corporate sector of the market in territory of all subjects of the Russian Federation. The company aims to cover 330 cities in Russia with wireless data transfers via WiMax technology by 2010. See information at www.sumtel.ru (in Russian).
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 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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