12/20/2004 - Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: CRNT), www.ceragon.com, a global provider of high-capacity broadband wireless systems, announced that it has received an order to supply equipment valued at approximately $1.3 million to CellularOne® of Arizona. CellularOne will deploy Ceragon’s FibeAir® products to provide a complete cellular backhaul and wireless broadband access solution aimed at expanding its service to rural customers. CSG Wireless Inc., Ceragon’s VAR, will provide engineering, integration and installation services for the project which is scheduled to begin before the end of this year.
Ceragon’s innovative FibeAir 1500P radio system will serve as a network node providing OC-3 East/West traffic topology as well as enable connectivity over distances up to 26 miles. CellularOne’s network, with FibeAir 1500P, utilizes 6GHz frequency band with space diversity configuration as well as 18GHz frequency band.
CellularOne’s network will also incorporate Ceragon’s recently unveiled license- exempt FibeAir 4858 system, which will provide access Ethernet and T1 lines. By using Ceragon’s FibeAir family of products, CellularOne will benefit from the convergence of TDM and IP traffic in both licensed and license-exempt bands.
“After a comprehensive study of technologies and solutions in the wireless backhaul market, we found Ceragon’s wireless products to offer the most complete, flexible and cost effective solution,” said Richard Watkins, COO, CellularOne. “We look forward to initiating the first phase of this project in the coming weeks, thus enabling us to greatly expand and improve the quality of our service for our customers.”
“We are extremely pleased to have been selected by CellularOne to provide our state of the art FibeAir wireless systems for its cellular backhaul infrastructure as well as for broadband access. CSG’s strong local presence, extensive experience and commitment to service will help to ensure a successful installation of our FibeAir systems,” said Shraga Katz, President and CEO, Ceragon Networks Ltd. “Ceragon’s FibeAir family of products offers cellular operators a complete network solution with flexible configuration at a competitive cost.”
To learn more about Ceragon’s turnkey solutions, please visit www.ceragon.com or call 1-877-FibeAir in the United States.
CELLULARONE® maintains an “A” band license, which was awarded in 1989 for ten years and was renewed for an additional 10 years in 1999. Equipment facilities to serve this improved customer base include 31 cell sites and state-of-the-art digital switching equipment supported by fiber optic and microwave transmission lines. In October of 1999 CELLULARONE® upgraded its system with a Nortel MTX-DMS digital switch interconnected with fiber and all digital interconnection.
In 2001, CELLULARONE® was awarded a personal communications service (PCS) “E” band license in the BTA #139 which includes Farmington, New Mexico, Durango, Colorado, and southern Utah areas. Also in 2001, a PCS “F” band license was awarded for parts of BTA #144 which includes Tuba City and Page. In 2002, CELLULARONE® expanded their footprint further with the PCS “F” band license in BTA #162 servicing Gallup, New Mexico. A Nokia MSCI digital switch was acquired to support the PCS markets, along with GSM 850 overlay for the existing “A” band license. Currently, CELLULARONE® has 60 digital cell sites which support the areas listed above. In addition, future plans include a build out of approximately 45 additional cell sites to support their existing footprint. These capital improvements illustrate the company’s long-term commitment to serving the needs of the region.
About CSG Wireless Incorporated
CSG Wireless Incorporated, located at Mesa Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona is a privately-held Arizona State Licensed (ROC 110480) wireless construction company specializing in high-speed microwave communications systems. In October of 2002 the City of Mesa awarded CSG Wireless Inc. its “Entrepreneur of the Year Award’.
CSG Wireless Inc. holds Arizona State Purchasing Contract Number AD020020-001 for Fixed Wireless Services. CSG Wireless Inc. installs turn-key microwave solutions throughout the Western United States. For more information, please visit us at: http://www.csgwireless.com.
About Ceragon Networks Ltd.
Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), a pacesetter in broadband wireless networking systems, enables rapid and cost-effective high-capacity network connectivity for mobile cellular infrastructure, fixed networks, private networks and enterprises. Ceragon’s modular FibeAir® product family operates across multiple frequencies, supports integrated high-capacity services over SONET/SDH, ATM and IP networks, and offers innovative built-in add/drop multiplexing and encryption functionality to meet the growing demand for value -added broadband services. Ceragon’s FibeAir product family complies with North American and international standards and is installed with over 150 customers in more than 60 countries. More information is available at www.ceragon.com.
Ceragon Networks®, CeraView®, FibeAir® and the FibeAir® design mark are registered trademarks of Ceragon Networks Ltd., and CeragonTM, PolyViewTM, ConfigAirTM, CeraMonTM, EtherAirTM, QuickAirTM, QuickAir Partner ProgramTM, QuickAir Partner Certification ProgramTM, QuickAir Partner ZoneTM, EncryptAirTM and Microwave FiberTM are trademarks of Ceragon Networks Ltd.
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