Ceragon wins USD6m Globacom deal

US-based Ceragon Networks has announced a USD6 million contract with Globacom Nigeria for Ceragon's high-capacity wireless backhaul solutions and professional services in Nigeria.

Ceragon will manage the end-to-end deployment of its field-proven FibeAir IP-10 and Evolution IP Long-Haul systems throughout Nigeria, expanding upon the original network Ceragon developed for Glo in 2010. Glo is the second largest mobile operator in Nigeria, serving approximately 25 million subscribers, and is Africa's fastest-growing telecommunications company.

As part of the Glo deployment, Ceragon will provide backhaul for Glo's 2G/3G infrastructure network in Lagos. The network modernization will expand the traffic capacity of Glo's 3G network, while providing legacy 2G TDM support. Subscribers that have had limited or no mobile access will now be able to connect to the expanded network through the Ceragon wireless backhaul deployment.  

"Ceragon has always provided us with the optimum mix of great solutions, superior professional services and fast time to market," said Mike Jitubo, Executive Director of Special Projects at Globacom. "

"Our experience and expertise as the #1 wireless specialist teaches us that it's not just about the radios and antennas but also about lowering our customer's total cost of ownership (TCO) and facilitating a faster time to new revenue (TTR)," said Ira Palti, President and CEO of Ceragon.

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