Ceragon Selected for Large-scale Rural Broadband Network Project in Colombia
Andired Colombia to deploy Ceragon FibeAir IP-20 solutions in a network
stretching over 1,500 km; Andired to also deploy Ceragon's last-mile
unlicensed solutions for high-capacity access links
PARAMUS, New Jersey, August 12, 2014
PARAMUS, New Jersey, August 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:CRNT), the #1 high-capacity wireless hauling
specialist today announced that it has been selected by Andired, Colombia's
leading expert service provider in rural connectivity projects, to provide
high-capacity backhaul solutions as part of a new nationwide broadband network
deployment. Andired invested several million dollars in this new network
deployment, which will span over 1,500 km and support voice and data services
with capacities ranging from 500Mbps to 3.5Gbps.
Andired Colombia is a consortium comprising Anditel S.A.S, Furel S.A.,
Electricas de Medellin - Comercial S.A. - Edemco, and Accion S.A. Andired has
won the broadband expansion tender launched by Colombia's Ministry of
Information Technology and Telecommunication (Mintic) in December 2013. The
deployment is expected to complete in 2015. The network will cover 27
municipalities in the Orinoquia, Amazonia and Pacifico regions, which are not
included in Colombia's National Fiber Optic Project.
The high-capacity backbone network will be based on Ceragon's cutting-edge
IP-20 product line and will be operated by Andired for ten years. "This is a
project of national importance as it will help to improve the quality of life
for Colombians living in rural regions and enable future 4G services across
the service territory," said Henry Zambrano, General Manager of Andired. "We
chose Ceragon's IP-20 product line based on its technical performance, energy
savings features and compact design."
"We are excited to be selected to provide our products and expertise in
support of such a strategic project," said Ira Palti, President and CEO of
Ceragon. "Andired is Colombia's leading expert service provider in rural
Colombia and we are proud to partner with them and support them to achieve
their goal of connecting millions of new users to high-speed communication
About Ceragon Networks Ltd.
Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) is the #1 wireless hauling specialist. We
provide innovative, flexible and cost-effective wireless backhaul and
fronthaul solutions that enable mobile operators and other wired/wireless
service providers to deliver 2G/3G, 4G/LTE and other broadband services to
their subscribers. Ceragon's high-capacity, solutions use microwave technology
to transfer voice and data traffic while maximizing bandwidth efficiency, to
deliver more capacity over longer distances under any deployment scenario.
Based on our extensive global experience, Ceragon delivers turnkey solutions
that support service provider profitability at every stage of the network
lifecycle enabling faster time to revenue, cost-effective operation and simple
migration to all-IP networks. As the demand for data pushes the need for
ever-increasing capacity, Ceragon is committed to serve the market with
unmatched technology and innovation, ensuring effective solutions for the
evolving needs of the marketplace. Our solutions are deployed by more than 430
service providers in over 130 countries.
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Ceragon Networks® and FibeAir® are registered trademarks of Ceragon Networks
Ltd. in the United States and other countries. CERAGON ® is a trademark of
Ceragon Networks Ltd., registered in various countries. Other names mentioned
are owned by their respective holders.
This press release may contain statements concerning Ceragon's future
prospects that are "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to
risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially,
including risks associated with increased working capital needs, the risk that
sales of Ceragon's new IP-20 products will not meet expectations, risks
associated with doing business in Latin America, including currency export
controls and recent economic concerns, the risks relating to the concentration
of our business in developing nations, the risk of significant expenses in
connection with potential contingent tax liability associated with Nera's
prior operations or facilities, and other risks and uncertainties detailed
from time to time in Ceragon's Annual Report on Form 20-F and Ceragon's other
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and represent our views
only as of the date they are made and should not be relied upon as
representing our views as of any subsequent date. We do not assume any
obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
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