Connecting Africa is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

4G/5G

Ceragon Lands Expansion Deal with African Tier 1 Operator

LITTLE FALLS<, NEW JERSEY -- Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless backhaul specialist, today announced that an existing Tier 1 African customer is increasing Ceragon’s share of its business as it modernizes and expands its backbone network with the IP-20 Platform, replacing competitor equipment. Additionally, the operator has selected Ceragon to help grow its enterprise business by delivering high-speed, scalable, interference-free licensed spectrum network solutions. In support of these initiatives, Ceragon has received orders of $3.8 million in Q2, for both equipment and services.

Ceragon is helping the operator quickly and cost efficiently upgrade and expand its network to 4G technology in order to achieve nationwide coverage and further bridge the digital divide. Ceragon’s IP-20 Platform replaces the operator’s legacy network with a more powerful and efficient solution that utilizes its existing spectrum to deliver ultra-high capacity using significantly less radios, energy and tower space – for a lower total cost of ownership. By leveraging Ceragon’s professional services, including installation and commissioning, the operator benefits from even faster, first-time-right implementations that light up 4G across the country.

To support the operator’s strategy to grow and differentiate its enterprise business, Ceragon’s IP-20 Platform delivers high-speed business connectivity using licensed microwave spectrum. This solution offers a significant speed and reliability advantage to the operator over its competitors, which use license-exempt spectrum.

“Ceragon is committed to helping its African customers modernize their legacy networks and accelerate 4G, as well as provide enterprise connectivity to drive economic growth and prosperity,” said Ira Palti, president and CEO of Ceragon. “Our IP-20 Platform wireless backhaul solutions are highly scalable, fast-to-deploy, and deliver high-capacity to support our customers’ current and future capacity demands as they prepare for 5G.”

Ceragon Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: CRNT)

Innovation hub

Story

Hot startup of the month: Kenya's Swifttdial

Kenyan company Swifttdial is helping companies in Kenya and Nigeria set up cloud-based virtual call centers, with plans to expand further into West Africa.

Story

Hot startup of the month: Egyptian telemedicine platform Vezeeta

Vezeeta, an Egyptian telemedicine platform, had a big 2020, raising US$40 million in Series D funding and expanding its healthtech services into Kenya and Nigeria.

More Innovation hub

Industry announcements

More Industry announcements

AfricaCom perspectives

Story

How Poa Internet is unlocking meaningful connectivity in East Africa

Poa Internet's CEO Andy Halsall shares his views on what it takes to develop last-mile connectivity and get Africans online in a meaningful way.

Story

AfricaCom Interview: Onica Makwakwa on closing the digital gender gap

The Alliance for Affordable Internet's head of Africa, Onica Makwakwa, shares her views on how to narrow the digital gender gap and the challenges keeping women offline on the continent.

Story

AfricaCom Interview: Tunde Fafunwa on how the ACIP is fighting COVID-19

Tunde Fafunwa from the UN Economic Commission for Africa explains how the Africa Communication and Information Platform (ACIP) is helping Africa's battle against COVID-19.

More AfricaCom perspectives

Flash poll

All polls

Latest video

More videos

Upcoming events

East Africa Com
May 11-12, 2021
Virtual Event
Africa Tech Festival
November 8-12, 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
More Upcoming events

Sponsored video

More videos

Partner perspectives

How mobile operators in Africa can address signalling threats and secure the network
By Katia Gonzalez, Head of Fraud and Security at BICS

SD-WAN and satellite – how MNOs and telcos can enjoy the best of both worlds
By Ofer Asif, SVP BizDev, marketing and strategy at Spacecom

Africa's mobile operators need better roaming monetization for growth
By Damion Rose, product manager for Mobile Signaling and Roaming Solutions at BICS

All Partner Perspectives

Like us on Facebook

Newsletter Sign Up


Sign Up