Codetel, the Dominican Republic’s largest fixed line and wireless operator by subscribers, has expanded its network following a deal with Israel’s Ceragon Networks. Under the terms of the deal Codetel, a subsidiary of the America Movil telecoms group, will implement Ceragon’s FibeAir 3200T long haul trunk solution to upgrade and replace parts of its existing fixed and mobile backbone network. Benefits of the upgrades will reportedly include improved radio performance, enabling the telco to reach longer distances without increasing antenna size, alongside improved reliability. Commenting on the deal Juan Mota, Codetel’s network planning and engineering director, said: ‘We are responding to the need for additional data capacity and are moving quickly to upgrade and expand our backbone network. The FibeAir 3200T features excellent flexibility and modularity. This allows us to implement a simple upgrade concept and replace legacy equipment under live traffic.’ The deal is estimated to be worth around USD3 million.