Ceragon Networks has announced that Orange Niger has selected its wireless backhaul solutions and services to modernise its nationwide backbone network to LTE. Ceragon will enable Orange to deploy 4G, starting with the capital Niamey and expanding to other major cities with a view to securing over one million 4G subscribers by the end of 2020. By selecting Ceragon’s IP-20 platform, Orange is able to double its backbone capacity, utilising new and wider regulatory spectrum allocations of 112MHz. The combination of ultra high-power radios, and Ceragon’s wide channel multicore technology with Advanced Space Diversity techniques, allows Orange to achieve the 4G capacity and coverage it needs, using 50% less hardware, with smaller and fewer antennas.
‘Ceragon’s proven track record, combined with its leading-edge technology and services, allow us to rapidly launch our new 4G network services and offer our customers an incomparable experience,’ commented Souleymane Diallo, CEO of Orange Niger, adding: ‘With Ceragon we are able to meet the growing mobile traffic demand in Niger with uncompromised service reliability.’