CellularONE Selects Ceragon for Backhaul Expansion
Ceragon Networks has received a follow-on order from CellularONE® of Arizona valued at over $1 M, as part of the operator’s further expansion into the Navajo Nation. Ceragon’s advanced solutions will be used to transport flexible data and voice services to new subscribers. Incorporating future-proof network design, the company’s FibeAir® solutions will enable CellularONE to offer future 3G and 4G services over the same microwave network, without having to replace the installed hardware.
The carrier class FibeAir product family provides backhaul for IP, SONET and PDH on a single platform. Phase III of CellularONE’s network utilizes the 6, 11 and 23 GHz frequency bands in 1+0, 1+1 (non-protected/protected), and space diversity configurations carrying up to 64 T1’s, DS-3, OC3, and Dual Fast Ethernet. The operator will also benefit from the ability of the FibeAir family to support errorless and hitless space diversity in both SONET and IP+TDM configurations.
“Taking advantage of Ceragon’s wireless backhaul solutions, we are able to achieve rapid deployment, making our network operational in a very short time,” said Richard Watkins, COO CellularONE. “Ceragon’s future proof high capacity solutions will enable us to further enhance the quality of the services we offer and bring our residential and business customers greatly expanded opportunities for economic and social development.”
Ira Palti, president and CEO of Ceragon, said, “With the advent of new broadband services and application, cellular operators are focusing their efforts on enhancing their networks’ capacity to cope with their customers’ growing demands for coverage and bandwidth. We are happy to extend our relations with CellularONE and are looking forward to working with them to address their current and future wireless networking needs.”