Ceragon Networks Ltd. , a wireless backhaul provider, announced a $6 million contract with Globacom Nigeria (Glo), a mobile service provider in Nigeria, for Ceragon’s wireless backhaul services. Ceragon will manage the end-to-end deployment of its FibeAir IP-10 and Evolution IP Long-Haul systems throughout Nigeria, expanding upon the original network Ceragon developed for Glo in 2010. Glo is the second largest mobile operator in Nigeria serving approximately 25 million subscribers.
As part of the Glo (Lagos, Nigeria) deployment, Ceragon (Paramus, N.J., USA) will provide backhaul for Glo’s 2G/3G infrastructure network in Lagos. The network modernization will expand the traffic capacity of Glo’s 3G network, while providing legacy 2G TDM support, says Ceragon. The deployment aims to connect subscribers that have had limited or no mobile access.
“It’s not just about the radios and antennas but also about lowering our customer’s total cost of ownership and facilitating a faster time to new revenue,” said Ira Palti, president and CEO of Ceragon. “With this approach, Ceragon is able to offer operators more capacity under any given network scenario for any network budget.”