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Ceragon Networks wins $4.6M public safety contract

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Ceragon Networks wins $4.6M public safety contract

Deploying network in Arizona for governmental entities

Cergon Networks on Feb. 11 announced it was awarded a $4.6 million contract to set up a high-capacity wireless network in Arizona designed for intergovernmental communications.

Ceragon, based in Paramus, N.J., will provide telecommunications vendor GovNET with the network, including backbone and access nodes its FibeAir IP-2o platform.

The planned deployment will connect emergency services, judicial branches, schools, libraries, hospitals and other governmental organizations; the system is compatible with FirstNet, a nationwide public safety broadband network.

“Our FibeAir IP-20 platform offers GovNET a high-capacity, scalable solution at the lowest cost of ownership,” Ceragon CEO and President Ira Palti said in a statement.

“The GovNET deployment is a great example of the benefits offered by our IP-20 platform serving various customer needs and using a single operating system, CeraOS,” Palti said. “GovNET is able to quickly and easily deploy both the IP-20A and IP-20C, to serve both access nodes and the backbone – with maximum performance in each.”

GovNET CEO Pat Barringer said the Ceragon network provides up to 99.999% reliability and covers the state’s 88,000 square miles.

“We opted for a high-capacity and rapidly deployable wireless network for our access and backbone networks,” Barringer said. “Ceragon Networks’ FibeAir IP-20 platform, using 2048 QAM, allowed us to meet all of our performance requirements, using a single platform.”

FibeAir IP-20 uses multicore architecture to boost radio performance while decreasing power consumption. The network hardware is all rated for outdoor use and taps into licensed microwave spectrum.

Ceragon provides wireless backhaul and fronthaul for mobile operators delivering 2G, 3G and 4G LTE services. Ceragon solutions are deployed by more than 430 service providers in more than 130 countries.

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