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December 15, 2011

Ceragon Picked to Offer High-Capacity Backhaul Connectivity to Latin American Mobile Operator
By Rajani Baburajan
TMCnet Contributor

Ceragon Networks (News - Alert), a provider of wireless backhaul solutions, announced that a leading mobile operator in the southern cone region of Latin America has selected Ceragon to provide long-haul connectivity for new 3G sites.

Serving as the single supplier for these sites, Ceragon will also assist the Latin American operator to have increased capacity for its enterprise users. Leveraging Ceragon's Evolution IP Long-Haul, the operator will have a higher level capacity for Ethernet bandwidth and 2G/3G voice and data implementations across the network.

Both enterprise and individual users will benefit as the long-haul will allow for increased accessibility for the insatiable bandwidth growth within Latin America, company officials said.  

“The expanded footprint in the southern cone helps strengthen Ceragon's role as a primary backhaul solutions provider within the Latin American marketplace,” said Ira Palti, president and CEO of Ceragon Networks, in a statement.

“The need for high-capacity bandwidth for this region is ever-increasing and we are committed to building a robust network capable of meeting our customer's connectivity needs today and well into the future,” Palti added.

The Latin American operator will kick off the network rollout in Q1 2012 and continue to run throughout the year.

Evolution Series IP Long-Haul is a cost-effective multi-radio solution for long distance, high capacity networks and is designed to meet both the current and future needs. Consuming 30 percent less power than competing long-haul systems, the Evolution IP Long-Haul allows for significant savings on the cost of electricity itself, while adding power and heat management capabilities.  

Recently, Ceragon announced its agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Nera Networks, Norway from Eltek ASA. The consideration for the acquisition is approximately $48.5 million on a cash-free/debt free basis.  

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell


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