PARAMUS, New Jersey, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless backhaul specialist, today announced that it has won orders for high-capacity wireless backhaul point-to-point and point-to-multipoint solutions and last mile equipment from the Florida Rural Broadband Alliance (FRBA) . The FRBA chose Ceragon's FibeAir ® IP-10G and FibeAir 2500 wireless backhaul solutions for its new all-IP network. The deployment, which is funded by federal broadband stimulus funds, is part of a network that will bring high-speed broadband service to un-served and underserved communities in 15 rural counties in Florida, providing much-needed connectivity to subscribers and expanding business opportunities in the area.
The deployment is part of the FRBA's project to build a new "middle mile" broadband infrastructure, connecting two rural areas of Florida. High-speed broadband access is expected to create jobs, enhance public safety, improve the delivery of healthcare services, enhance emergency services, and promote educational opportunities for the disadvantaged communities located within these rural areas.
"Ceragon's all-IP solutions carry a variety of voice and data services and also facilitate a cost-efficient network set-up and fast ROI," said Ira Palti, Ceragon's President and CEO. "The combination of Ceragon's technology and expertise will enable the FRBA to provide high-capacity, broadband services directly to these underserved communities in Florida, helping to stimulate the economy there.""We selected Ceragon's solutions to build our rural network because of their reliable high-capacity performance, the superior quality of their technology, and the company's experience and expertise," said Gina Reynolds, CEO of Florida's Heartland REDI, Inc. and Co-Manager of Florida Rural Broadband Alliance. "Ceragon was able to lower the total cost of ownership of our network, while enabling us to deliver services faster." Ceragon Solutions