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Ceragon Wins Vodacom Tanzania Deal

Ceragon wins multi-million-dollar orders for upgrade and support of Vodacom Tanzania's backbone network.

October 8, 2013

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PARAMUS, N.J. -- Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless backhaul specialist, today announced that it has received further orders of $7 million from Vodacom Tanzania, the country’s largest mobile operator, to upgrade and support backbone links across the country. To date, the majority of Vodacom Tanzania’s countrywide network is based on Ceragon technology, serving over 10 million subscribers. This upgrade is designed to support continued customer growth and heightened demand for advanced data services. Vodacom Tanzania is a subsidiary of the Vodacom Group Ltd, part of the Vodafone Group UK.

“As data usage increases, the network’s capacity needs to grow in line with our customer’s new data consumption behavior. Our network’s reliability is contingent on the delivery of a robust backhaul and network backbone infrastructure,” said Rene Meza, Managing Director at Vodacom. “As our main and best supplier for Microwave long haul technology, Ceragon has enabled us since 2009 to reach our customers easily whether in urban or remote rural areas. We chose Ceragon for this new project because we knew that they would be able to accomplish the upgrade quickly and effectively and deliver technology that would support us into the future.”

Tanzania’s mobile market penetration currently stands at approximately 51%. The launch of 3G mobile broadband services has meant that mobile networks are becoming the country’s leading internet service providers on the back of their extensive national infrastructure and existing subscriber bases in the voice market.

Ceragon Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: CRNT)

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