Tier-1 Operator in South America Deploys ‘Ceragon IP-20 Platform’ to Drive 4G/LTE Wireless Backhaul


Ceragon Networks Ltd., the global wireless backhaul solutions provider has announced that a tier-1 mobile operator in the Southern Cone of South America is again deploying Ceragon’s IP-20 Platform in preparation for a nationwide, 4G service launch.


As part of this project, valued at over $13 million, Ceragon is upgrading and expanding the operator’s 3G backhaul networks to 4G/LTE via the IP-20 platform.

This long-standing Ceragon customer continually invests in expanding and upgrading the network to maintain an excellent level of service and keep up with users’ growing needs. A key requirement is the ability to quickly migrate the network with no service interruption.

After examining several alternatives, the operator chose the Ceragon IP-20 platform for its exceptionally high capacity, low latency and reliability – all essential for a high-quality subscriber experience. With strict operational efficiency and quality customer experience targets, the operator can leverage its existing installed base to quickly upgrade and deploy 4G wireless backhaul while future-proofing its network’s service capacity growth as next-generation technologies evolve.

The IP-20 platform delivers a single, unified solution for meeting all of its wireless backhaul needs – across the access, aggregation and the backbone parts of the network. This solution features quick and simple implementation, with minimal downtime and risk. It also leverages previously deployed wireless backhaul assets, and delivers top IP-20 platform performance, even with legacy radios, saving on both CAPEX and OPEX and accelerating deployment.

“We place a great deal of emphasis on anticipating our customers’ needs in order to offer a platform with multiple products that meet their current and future requirements, while also leveraging earlier investments,” said Ira Palti, president and CEO of Ceragon. “The extension of this longstanding relationship demonstrates our ability to provide lasting value as networks evolve.”