Airband Deploys Ceragon’s FibeAir IP-20 Platform to Deliver Scalable Wireless Backhaul


Ceragon Networks Ltd., the #1 wireless backhaul specialist, announced a new customer, Airband Ltd. a wireless Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the UK.

Airband is deploying the FibeAir IP-20 Platform for a large Government-subsidized project, working through Ceragon’s distribution partner Skylinks Telecoms. The current phase of the project, which began in late 2017, will continue through mid-2018 and will use a total of about $2.6 million worth of Ceragon equipment and services to expand service coverage and extend high-speed broadband to homes and businesses in rural areas.

Airband provides reliable, high speed broadband services to rural and hard to reach areas in the UK. In support of the Broadband Delivery UK rollout project to extend coverage to areas that have been long underserved by 2020, the company requires a wireless backhaul solution that delivers high capacity today, as well as provides ample headroom for subscriber base growth and additional high-speed services by accommodating an increase in backhaul capacity over the long term.

The solution Skylinks Telecoms and Ceragon offer is future-proof. It enables Airband to not only quickly and reliably meet its current backhaul capacity needs, but to increase capacity remotely as demands increase over time, with no need for additional hardware or crew dispatch to the field. The Ceragon IP-20 Platform, with its unique multicore technology, enables Airband to achieve the capacity it needs to deliver more services to more customers using significantly less resources – less real estate, less energy expenses and less equipment.

“We selected Ceragon’s IP-20 wireless backhaul platform because it enables us to provide fast, reliable and scalable connectivity,” said Redmond Peel, Managing Director of Airband. “The innovative Ceragon products and experienced staff enable us to quickly rollout and deliver high capacity of up to 4 Gbps with significantly less resources compared to any other solution.”

“We are delighted to play a part in the rollout of superfast broadband across rural areas in the UK,” said Tony Finn, Managing Director of Skylinks Telecoms. “The scope of this project presents its own challenges and the combined experience of its partners, is enabling Airband to quickly and confidently roll out a reliable and scalable network that will provide much needed connectivity for many years to come.”

“The collaboration between Ceragon, Skylinks and Airband ensures rural and hard to reach areas in the UK can enjoy fast, reliable broadband connectivity,” said Ira Palti, president and CEO of Ceragon. “Nowadays broadband connectivity is no longer a nice-to-have, but is rather vital to both the economy and everyday life. We continue to expand our family of ISP customers like Airband by enabling them to deliver on their promise to customers with rapid installation of cost-effective networks that provide ultra-high capacity with less resources.”