Ceragon Networks Ltd.
24 Raoul Wallenberg Street
Tel Aviv, 69719
Fax: 972 3 645 5499
Web Site: http://www.ceragon.com
Shares Outstanding: 26.29M
% Held by Insiders: 23.93%
% Held by Institutions4: 49.3%
Total Cash (mrq): 18.52M
Total Cash Per Share (mrq): 0.704
Ceragon Networks, Ltd. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of broadband wireless network equipment for cellular operators, fixed operators, and private networks and enterprises, such as universities, financial institutions, corporate campuses, governments, and hospitals. Its product consists of a compact antenna, an outdoor unit, an indoor unit, and a simple network management protocol-based proprietary network management software. The company sells its products through distributors, resellers, third party integrators, and original equipment manufacturers in the United States, Europe, Asia, and other countries. Ceragon Networks was founded by Shraga Katz in 1996. It was formerly known as Giganet, Ltd. and changed its name to Ceragon Networks, Ltd. in 2000. The company is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Ceragon Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: CRNT), a pacesetter in broadband wireless networking systems, enables rapid and cost-effective ultra high-capacity network connectivity for mobile cellular infrastructure, fixed networks, private networks and enterprises.
Ceragon’s FibeAir® product family is a breakthrough in the wireless point-to-point market, combining spectral and hardware efficiency, modularity, flexibility and upgradeability in a single, compact 1U system.
Ceragon's uniquely designed intelligent network elements operate across multiple frequencies, support integrated ultra high-capacity services over SDH/SONET, ATM and IP networks, and offer innovative built-in add/drop multiplexing and encryption functionality. Presenting an easy method of “on the fly” wireless network upgrades in accordance with network expansion requirements, this innovative product family and its optimize-as-you-grow capability, will leverage operators and service providers capital and operating expenses.
As a leader in the global high capacity wireless infrastructure market, Ceragon's FibeAir product family complies with international standards and is installed with over 150 customers in more than 60 countries.
Founded in 1996, Ceragon is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel with offices in the US, UK, France, Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, Singapore, India and Hong Kong.
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Ceragon’s FibeAir® product family of broadband wireless systems supports multiple capacities, frequencies, modulation schemes and configurations for various network requirements, using the same hardware and state-of-the-art technology.
Combining spectral efficiency, hardware efficiency, modularity, flexibility and upgradeability in a single, compact, and cost-effective 1U system, the FibeAir family is a breakthrough in the wireless point-to-point market.
This innovative family of products presents an easy method of “on the fly” wireless network upgrades in accordance with network expansion requirements. These optimized as-you-grow capacity capabilities of the FibeAir family are leveraging operators and service providers capital and operating expenses.
Frequencies and Modulations - Ceragon’s FibeAir family supports the complete range of frequencies of 6 to 38 GHz and software configurable modulation schemes of 16, 32, 64, 128 and 256 QAM with versatile 28-56 MHz bandwidths.
Capacities - Ceragon’s radios are upgradeable for capacities of 100 to 622 Mbps, using the same 1U IDU, supporting 1+0, 2+0, 4+0 (with optional XPIC, Cross Polarization Interference Canceller mechanism), 2+0 East-West, 1+1 HSB, and 1+1 HSB with space or frequency diversity mode. Point-to-point, ring, star, and cascaded chain topologies are all supported.
Topologies and Configurations - Each indoor unit (IDU) can host up to two carriers, each delivering 100, 112, 116, 155 or 311 Mbps, optimizing the solution for every network topology and configuration. The two independent, hot-swappable carriers can be used for protection, diversity or double capacity.
High spectral efficiency is ensured by choosing the same frequency for double the capacity, due to the usage of both carriers for vertical and horizontal polarizations, implemented by a built-in XPIC mechanism.
East-West configurations for ring and cascaded topologies are also possible using the same method, whereby one carrier is directed to the east and the other to the west, reducing equipment and resource requirements in each node, which, in turn, increases network efficiency.
FibeAir can seamlessly integrate into any SDH/SONET, IP and ATM network, while supporting a wide variety of IP + TDM interfaces, including nxE1/T1, nxE3/DS3, nxSTM-1/OC-3, STM-4/OC-12, nxFE, and GigE. This enables network designers to meet growing market needs, including integration of current and next generation technologies, using the same radio equipment.
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Ceragon Networks is a global provider of innovative ultra high-capacity broadband wireless solutions for next generation networks. With Ceragon's FibeAir™ solutions, fixed operators can immediately deploy seamless high capacity and spectrally efficient connectivity from the backbone across the fixed networks right to the customer.
Uniquely designed for high-growth carriers to generate immediate revenue, Ceragon's intelligent broadband network solutions support high-speed Internet access and integrated data, video and voice services. Our wireless network solutions enable carriers to instantly deploy high capacity SONET/SDH, ATM or IP networks in ring, star and mesh topologies. Unlike the fiber alternative, Ceragon's broadband wireless solutions are cost effective, flexible and quick to deploy. Our sophisticated ATPC enables customers to install multiple links in a network over the same channel.
As an intelligent network element, FibeAir uniquely supports multiple topologies, interfaces and payload types. Deployed over multiple licensed frequencies (6 to 38GHz), FibeAir products comply with worldwide standards, providing full scale solutions for national and global carriers.
FibeAir networking solutions offer:
Immediate and cost-effective ultra-high capacity and spectrally efficient network deployment
Simple network scalability
High performance IP, SONET/SDH and ATM
Modular design with a variety of interfaces
OC-12/STM-4, 2xSTM-1, OC-3/STM-1, DS3/E3, Fast Ethernet
Wireless ring, star and mesh topologies
Advanced SNMP management
Mobile Cellular Infrastructure
Cellular carriers around the world are consistently growing their subscriber base. At the same time, emerging technologies such as GPRS and UMTS are being implemented to enable carriers to provide new content-rich applications.
During this mobile cellular network evolution, end-user bandwidth demand increases generated by these new applications will be directly reflected on both the access and core portions of cellular networks. To handle these capacity increases & enable voice and data services to be carried in an efficient manner over a converged network, cellular carriers are migrating their network from medium capacity PDH backhaul to high capacity SDH-based rings.
Offering a smooth migration path from GSM to GPRS and UMTS, Ceragon's flexible high-capacity wireless access and core network solutions support multiple capacity levels, transmission protocols and frequency bands.
Based on the field-proven technology of Ceragon’s FibeAir™ product family, Ceragon Networks introduced the industry’s first fixed wireless system with a built-in add/drop SONET/SDH multiplexer (ADM). This unique networking device enables efficient and fast network migration while reducing the complexity and cost of today’s cellular ring infrastructures.
Ceragon’s built-in ADM is a one-box (1U) solution for OC-3/STM-1 (155 Mbps) multiplexed data transmission, operating in the 6-38 GHz frequency bands. The system provides up to 32 T1/E1 tributary interfaces per site and can be used in pure SONET/SDH wireless networks or in mixed (wired and wireless) networks. The system supports path protection in ring topologies and implements in-band management for seamless integration.
Why FibeAir™ for Cellular/3G (UMTS)?
- Built-in access multiplexer and SDH add-drop multiplexer
- Spectrally efficient system, with 16, 32, 64, 128 256 QAM modulation
- Cost-effective system upgrading
- SONET/SDH, ATM, and IP data can be transmitted over the same FibeAir system, enabling upgrade from one protocol to another without system replacent
- Capacity upgrade plan: 155 Mbps -> 311 Mbps -> 622 Mbps
- Upgrading is done at low cost and requires minimal installation time and effort.
- Range of frequencies: 6-38 GHz
- Multiple Modulation schemes: 16, 32, 64, 128 256 QAM modulation
- Variety of network interfaces: OC-3/STM-1, RF N-Type,
Optical Single/Multi Mode, E1/T1 Tributary, STM-1 Tributary
- Support worldwide standards: ETSI/FCC/ARIB
Easy Installation and Maintenance
- FibeAir systems are installed and operable in a short time
- SNMP-based element and network management
- Complete link protection
- No external switch is required
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C.E. Unterberg, Towbin
Avivit Manneh Kalil & Amir Argaman
Ferris Baker Watts
Merriman, Curhan, Ford & Co.
Oscar Gruss & Son.
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