Ceragon Networks has received initial orders from PEG Bandwidth for the FibeAir IP20-C, Ceragon’s new generation of multicore packet radio solutions. PEG Bandwidth, a provider of customized cell-site backhaul networks for wireless carriers, selected Ceragon’s solution to complement its 12-state fiber network because of its ability to deliver unmatched capacity throughout the backhaul network at a low total cost of ownership (TCO). The deployment will include dozens of FibeAir IP-20C links throughout the United States.
“The capacity needs of the U.S. marketplace are changing as 4G/LTE usage increases,” said Christopher Pickard, chief technology officer of PEG Bandwidth, in a press release. “Ceragon’s FibeAir IP-20C enables us to offer our customers a broad network of seamlessly integrated, high-capacity backhaul solutions that can suit the growing needs of our carrier customers and help us to retain our competitive edge.”
Ira Palti, president and CEO of Ceragon Networks, stated in the release that receiving these first orders for FibeAir IP-20C just weeks after its launch is a testament to what he called the game-changing nature of the product. He said that “having the orders come from a company as successful and focused on innovation as PEG Bandwidth speaks even further to how Ceragon’s solution can transform the backhaul and fronthaul process.”
The multicore packet radio solution breaks the traditional capacity barriers, and is the only microwave radio to offer a virtual-fiber solution in licensed bands. It features a multicore technology that employs a parallel radio-processing engine to double the link performance. It also boosts spectral efficiency to meet the increasingly demanding capacity requirements of advanced HetNet backhaul and fronthaul scenarios. Built around Ceragon’s baseband modem and RFIC technologies, the packet radio solution is the first step in Ceragon’s Holistic HetNet Hauling (3H) vision, which redefines wireless connectivity in heterogeneous networks.