Ceragon Networks Named Microwave Backhaul Vendor of the Year Ceragon Receives the 2009 Telecom Asia Readers' Choice Awards for Innovation and Contribution to the Industry

TEL AVIV, Israel, December 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: CRNT), a leading provider of high-capacity, LTE-Ready wireless backhaul solutions, today announced that it has received the 2009 Telecom Asia Reader's Choice Award and was named Microwave Backhaul Vendor of the Year.

The Telecom Asia Readers' Choice Awards are handed out annually to recognize the technology innovations and contributions to the industry of the top telecom vendors operating in Asia Pacific. Nominations were made by 56 analysts and consultants in September and October 2009 and shortlisted by Telecom Asia's editors and a team of consulting analysts. The candidates were then selected by Telecom Asia's online subscriber base made up of industry professionals from across Asia.

"The significance of the Readers' Choice Award is its selection process, in which the region's leading operators choose their favored solutions vendor," said Joseph Waring, Group Editor, Telecom Asia. "We are delighted to present this year's Microwave Backhaul Vendor of the Year award to Ceragon Networks in recognition of their important contribution to the expansion of Asia's mobile market."

"We are honored to be selected by our customers in Asia Pacific as leaders in our industry," said Ira Palti, President and CEO of Ceragon Networks Ltd. "Ceragon serves over 100 mobile, WiMAX and private network operators across the APAC region. We are committed to continue to provide our growing customer base with the best solutions at the best cost position."

About Ceragon Networks Ltd.

Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: CRNT) is a leading provider of high capacity wireless backhaul solutions that enable wireless service providers to deliver voice and premium data services, such as Internet browsing, music and video applications. Ceragon's wireless backhaul solutions use microwave technology to transfer large amounts of network traffic between base stations and the infrastructure at the core of the mobile network. Ceragon designs solutions to provide fiber-like connectivity for circuit-switched, or SONET/SDH, networks, next generation Ethernet/Internet Protocol, or IP-based, networks, and hybrid networks that combine circuit-switched and IP-based networks. Ceragon's solutions support all wireless access technologies, including GSM, CDMA, EV-DO and WiMAX. These solutions address wireless service providers' need to cost-effectively build-out and scale their infrastructure to meet the increasing demands placed on their networks by growing numbers of subscribers and the increasing demand for premium data services. Ceragon also provides its solutions to businesses and public institutions that operate their own private communications networks. Ceragon's solutions are deployed by more than 150 service providers of all sizes, as well as in hundreds of private networks, in nearly 100 countries. More information is available at www.ceragon.com

Ceragon Networks(R), CeraView(R), FibeAir(R), the FibeAir(R) design mark and Native2(R) are registered trademarks., and Ceragon(TM), PolyView(TM), ConfigAir(TM), CeraMon(TM), EtherAir(TM), QuickAir(TM), QuickAir Partner Program(TM), QuickAir Partner Certification Program(TM), QuickAir Partner Zone(TM), EncryptAir(TM) and Microwave Fiber(TM) are trademarks of Ceragon Networks Ltd.

This press release may contain statements concerning Ceragon's future prospects that are "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that future results will be achieved, and actual results could differ materially from forecasts and estimates. These are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from forecasts and estimates. These risks and uncertainties, as well as others, are discussed in greater detail in Ceragon's Annual Report on Form 20-F and Ceragon's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Ceragon undertakes no commitment to revise or update any forward-looking statement in order to reflect events or circumstances after the date any such statement is made.

    Company and Investor Contact:
    Yoel Knoll
    Ceragon Networks Ltd.
    +972-3-766-6419
    yoelk@ceragon.com

SOURCE Ceragon Networks Ltd



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