Telefonica selects Ceragon as microwave partner


Telecom Lead Team
: Mobile major
Telefonica has selected Ceragon as one of its
global microwave backhaul vendors. Telefonica is initially expected to order
systems from Ceragon for Chile, Panama and Venezuela, where
the Group services approximately 25 million subscribers.


The Telefonica Group is servicing more than 295 million


“Ceragon solutions offer a good fit for our
microwave backhaul needs.  Their solutions provide more capacity and a
high ROI – interesting functionalities as we continue to roll-out higher speed,
higher capacity 4G/LTE mobile networks,” said Cayetano Carbajo, technology
director at the Telefonica Group.


solutions selected by Telefonica are based on the carrier-grade FibeAir IP-10
family – an unrivaled wireless transport solution optimized for all-IP mobile
internet and broadband services.


 FibeAir IP-10 is a wireless microwave solution that
integrates advanced networking functionality with innovative high-capacity
radio technology, enabling up to 1 Gbps per channel.


In addition, the solution enables simplified network
provisioning and monitoring while reducing the operator’s total cost of
ownership (TCO), thereby enabling it to meet today’s stringent service level
agreements (SLAs).


“As the premier wireless backhaul specialist, Ceragon
is committed to finding solutions that meet our customers’ extreme capacity
challenges. The breadth of our company’s portfolio of high-capacity microwave
solutions, combined with our proven execution and reliability in large
deployments, makes Ceragon a natural partner for Tier-1 operators such as Telefonica,” said Ira Palti, Ceragon’s president and CEO.


Recently, Telefonica
Germany launched the ZTE Skate, following the already successful launch of the
same device in Spain.


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