Ceragon Networks Ltd., the wireless backhaul specialist has announced that three leading mobile operators in the Asia Pacific region, including one in India, are deploying its IP-20 platform as means to accelerate 4G services availability. The total value of the three projects is over $43 million.
All three mobile operators are long-standing Ceragon customers and share a common challenge: to quickly and efficiently upgrade and expand their networks to 4G/LTE.
As far as India is concerned, it has been over 5 years since the government awarded the 4G services licenses. Currently it is only Airtel and Aircel which offer 4G services in various circles of the country.
In order to deliver unique customer 4G experience, operators need to efficiently and effectively backhaul large amount data in lesser time frames – and hence operators are increasingly going for mobile backhaul approach and this is where Ceragon solution is being implemented.
In order to provide the most extensive suite of 4G services to their subscribers, they require a wireless backhaul solution that will allow for simple and quick network upgrade, with no service interruption, and rapid network expansion for support of mobile, enterprise and residential subscribers, as well as school districts for bridging the digital divide.
The IP-20 platform is uniquely designed to support business objectives such as accelerating transformation to digital services, increasing operational efficiency and enhancing customer experience.
With the IP-20 platform, Ceragon’s customers enjoy a simple upgrade of existing wireless backhaul links with new radio technologies, without replacing radios nor antennas on towers and rooftops, such as ultra-high 4G backhaul capacity using the highest modulations, capacity boosting and IP traffic management techniques, better spectrum utilization and management, and state of the art quality of service enforcement & management. The capability to perform a simple upgrade proves to be a major contribution to meeting the operators’ business objectives.
With network expansions required in all three operators’ regions, Ceragon provides the IP-20 platform’s unique wireless backhaul 4×4 MIMO technology for quadrupling capacity over a single narrowband channel over long distances, avoiding the need to opt for wideband short range spectrum.
Moreover, in order to meet stringent network availability requirements, Ceragon offers an extensive suite of equipment redundancy capabilities, unique to the IP-20 platform, in order to ensure consistent and reliable network performance.
The IP-20 platform provides all three operators with a unified, simple to deploy & operate solution that fits all network segments, from wireless backhaul for the Radio Access Network, all the way to the backbone.
“We are delighted to continue these key customer relationships by providing value via our advanced turnkey solutions” said Ira Palti, president and CEO of Ceragon. “Having all three operators choose Ceragon for their individual 4G network expansion and upgrade, illustrates the immense benefits our IP-20 platform provide for solving a wide variety of wireless backhaul needs.”