Ceragon Networks has announced a multi-year agreement for microwave systems with TELE2, Russia. With this agreement, the company is helping TELE2 subsidiaries in Russia to build multiple high-capacity, carrier-grade networks to backhaul voice and data traffic for mobile telephony and broadband internet access. TELE2 AB Subsidiaries in Russia are subdivisions of one of Europe's leading telecommunications companies. In recent years, TELE2, Russia has been installing new cellular networks throughout the country, with 17.3 million customers in 37 regions.

The operator chose Ceragon's FibeAir IP-10 platform, a cost-effective, high-capacity wireless backhaul solution that serves a wide range of capacity requirements, from a single base station to traffic-intensive hub sites. FibeAir IP-10 is claimed to provide best-in-class microwave radio performance, and enables simplified network design and maintenance, which further reduces CAPEX and OPEX. When paired with Ceragon's Radio Frequency Units (RFU), network traffic and spectral efficiency are further optimized, providing more capacity per Hz and longer link spans.

“Ceragon's microwave solutions provide TELE2 with a highly reliable, cost-efficient backhauling solution," said Ritvars Krievs, CTO of TELE2, Russia. "The unique features of the FibeAir IP-10 help minimize network costs in selected areas while maintaining the high-quality services TELE2 customers expect."

Ira Palti, President and CEO of Ceragon, added, "Ceragon's FibeAir IP-10 solutions enable TELE2, Russia to build out their backhaul networks cost effectively, with the best use of spectrum assets, fewer network elements and improved network uptime."