Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, Spain, February 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless backhaul specialist, announced today that it has added 1024 QAM modulation to its Evolution IP Long-Haul, making it the first in the industry to offer this long-haul innovation. 1024 QAM is now the most advanced modulation technology for microwave communications and boosts capacity by as much as 25% over the widely implemented 256 QAM. Ceragon's Evolution IP Long-Haul with 1024 QAM will be unveiled for the first time at Ceragon's booth at Mobile World Congress, Hall 1.0 - 1D01. GovNET, a specialized telecommunications carrier, is building the world's most advanced microwave network using a variety of advanced technology including 1024 QAM. GovNET has chosen Ceragon's Evolution IP Long-Haul 1024 QAM solution to securely deliver mission-critical broadband traffic for government agencies in public safety, education and telemedicine sectors across US Western States. "We selected Ceragon because of their ability to supply high-capacity bandwidth in an aggressive timeframe. Their advanced technology and experience in deploying large projects made them a natural microwave partner for our rapidly-growing network," said Patrick Barringer, CEO at GovNET Inc. "Microwave capacity requirements continue to increase unabated," explained Eyal Assa, EVP and General Manager of Ceragon Networks' Long-Haul Solutions Group. "We are committed long-term to developing innovative solutions, like 1024 QAM, to help our customers stay at the forefront of technology. This is another technology leap with an easy-to-implement capacity boost for microwave applications." Ceragon supports 9 levels of modulation ensuring a robust and reliable solution for any network and capacity needs, under any weather conditions. QAM is used extensively as a modulation scheme for digital telecommunications. It conveys data by changing aspects of the carrier signal. QAM modulation techniques carry information in both the amplitude and phase of the waveform in a single carrier.