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November 11, 2010

Ceragon to Expand WiMAX-based Mobile 4G Broadband

By Hans Lewis
TMCnet Contributor

 Ceragon Networks (News - Alert) announced that leading Nigerian Internet service provider, Direct On PC “DOPC” Ltd has chosen Ceragon's wireless backhaul solutions to expand its WiMAX (News - Alert)-based "Unwired" Mobile 4G Broadband Services network. Ceragon is the provider of high-capacity, 4G/LTE-ready wireless backhaul networks.

"Ceragon is helping us bring all the benefits of the digital age to Nigeria," said Mr. Mahesh Sadhwani, vice chairman of DOPC. "Once our network is fully deployed, our customers will enjoy access to a variety of entertainment, as well as business related content with the highest quality of service. With Ceragon's solutions we'll be able to quickly and economically bring these value-added services to the market."

DOPC is scheduled to roll out the largest 4G network in Lagos before the end of 2010. To follow-up, DOPC plans to expand this network into the Nigerian cities of Abuja and Port-Harcourt early next year.

"We are excited to be selected as the high-capacity wireless backhaul solutions provider to DOPC," said Ira Palti, president and CEO of Ceragon Networks. "Ceragon's IP and hybrid systems deliver more bandwidth in any given deployment scenario. The combination of our advanced technology and DOPC's innovative service approach will make high-speed broadband available to thousands of Nigerians."

DOPC chose to build their backhaul network with Ceragon's high-capacity wireless solutions to provide its customers with mobile broadband services at affordable prices. With an expanded 4G network, DOPC can offer home users and businesses applications like entertainment, telephony, high-end video conferencing, live security streaming services, virtual private networks “VPNs” and more. DOPC will utilize Ceragon's high-capacity wireless solutions in both-all-indoor as well as split-mount configurations.

Direct On PC Ltd. is the leading Internet Service Provider in Nigeria, providing enterprise, corporate and retail solutions encompassing intranet, Internet, Virtual Private Networks “VPNs”, and end-to-end network solutions. DOPC has installed over 5000 VSATs in 95 cities in Nigeria and other West African countries. DOPC has deployed WiMAX network in three cities and FWA networks in four cities of Nigeria.

Ceragon Networks is a leading provider of high capacity LTE (News - Alert)/4G-ready wireless backhaul solutions that enable cellular operators and other wireless service providers to deliver voice and data services, enabling smart-phone applications such as Internet browsing, music and video.

Hans Lewis is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Stefanie Mosca

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