Nigerian Operator Globacom Signs Network Expansion Deal with Ceragon

Ceragon Networks, the global innovator and solutions provider of 5G wireless transport, announced Tuesday the signing of a deal with Globacom, the second largest operator in Nigeria, to expand its network and maintain its cutting-edge technology.  

Globacom seeks to build Africa’s biggest and best telecommunications network. As such, the deal with Ceragon will increase its network capacity and enhance service delivery to customers. 

“As part of this multimillion-dollar deal, Ceragon will be providing Globacom a customized solution that covers long-haul rural areas, high-capacity metro as well as the access network, which allows it to not only enhance its existing subscribers’ quality of experience but also to expand its reach to grow its market share further. The project, initiated in Q4 2021, is due to complete deployment through the first half of 2022,” the press release said.  

On his part, Doron Arazi, Ceragon Networks CEO, said that “Ceragon is committed to partnering with its global customers to provide reliable, exceptional experiences, and this project for Globacom is no different. We partner with our customers to deliver customized, turnkey solutions that consider and best meet their current and future needs. With the imminent rollout of 5G services in Nigeria, Globacom can rest-assure its network is 5G-ready.”  

In addition, fiber cut issues will have a solution through a project as Globacom will leverage Ceragon’s IP-50 E-Band solution to provide metro backhauling instead of fiber. 

This solution will offer a high capacity of 10Gbps over the air, keeping TCO optimization in mind while having an upgrade path to 20Gbps. Those solutions are not only quick to deploy but significantly reduce CAPEX and enable Globacom with fast-time-to-market.   

Globacom operates in a very competitive environment and is always looking to enhance as well as expand its connectivity services.  

Globacom said, ”we believe that our partnership with Ceragon will help in our desire to build the most robust, advanced telecommunications network. Ceragon’s field-proven solutions and services allow us to quickly and reliably ramp up our 4G and future 5G network and capacity needs while minimizing our overall Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).”