Tier 1 Multi-service Operator in India Has Placed Orders Totaling over $13 Million for Ceragon’s IP-20 Platform and Services

Little Falls, New Jersey, July 12, 2017 – Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless backhaul specialist, today announced that, during Q2, it has received orders totaling more than $9 million for its IP-20 Platform and related services from a tier 1 multiservice operator in India. This long-standing customer has placed orders totaling over $13 million during the first half of 2017 to increase 4G LTE network capacity and enhance subscriber experience across the nation.

The tier 1 operator needs to accelerate macrocells deployment to provide more capacity in order to meet its subscribers’ growing demands and achieve better coverage – both key to ensuring a competitive service. To cope with limited fiber availability to macrocells, the operator is accelerating wireless backhaul rollout – a challenging mission in spectrum-congested India, using FibeAir IP-20 multicore technology. With FibeAir IP-20, the operator uses as little as one quarter of the spectrum otherwise needed to deliver 1Gbps backhaul capacity to 4G macrocells and earns the added benefit of reducing energy consumption.

“India is experiencing a dramatic rise in wireless data usage and internet penetration rates, coupled with fierce competition for market share among operators,” said Ira Palti, president and CEO of Ceragon. “This is accompanied by the rapid decline in wireless and internet data costs over the past several years, allowing a very large part of the population to cross the digital divide. These factors pose significant challenges, depending on the carrier’s unique position in the market. The scope of our success in India can be attributed to our ability to meet a wide variety of scenarios. We are working together with this customer to rapidly expand capacity and improve existing coverage, while also ensuring the most efficient use of backhaul spectrum and significantly reducing operational costs.”