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Ceragon Boosts Idea Cellular's Backhaul
29/09/2013

Ceragon Networks Ltd, the wireless backhaul specialist, has announced that Idea Cellular, the third largest mobile services operator in India, has selected Ceragon to modernize thousands of wireless backhaul connections around the country to support the data growth visualized from 3G and future technologies.

The multimillion dollar orders include Ceragon solutions and services and will enable Idea Cellular to upgrade its TDM network and deliver advanced data-rich services to its over 125 million customers.

According to the Director General of the GSMA, India is the world's second largest mobile market with approximately 900 million mobile connections. The mobile penetration rate, based on connections, is currently 72% and is forecast to rise to almost 100% by 2017. Mobile broadband adoption in India is set to rocket over the next five years, from about 35 million mobile broadband connections to a potential 400 million mobile broadband connections by the end of 2017, the target date according to India's National Telecom Policy for high availability broadband throughout the country.

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