Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hutchison Selects Ceragon for Ethernet Microwave Systems

The Hutchison 3 Group has awarded a multi-year global supply agreement to Ceragon Networks to provide its high capacity Ethernet microwave systems, including the leading edge FibeAir IP-10 platform. The deployment will support Hutchison's network migration plans from TDM to IP, enabling the carrier to add network capacity quickly and cost effectively. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ceragon's FibeAir IP-10 offers a combination of advanced native TDM and native Ethernet networking in a single, highly integrated mobile backhaul platform.

The Hutchison 3 Group is a division of Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa. Hutchison 3 Group, together with Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited and Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings, is the leading global player in the 3G arena, holding licenses in 12 markets with total population coverage of approximately 481 million. To date, commercial 3G services have been launched in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Sweden and the UK. Hutchison announced more than 20 million 3G customers in March 2009.

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