Ceragon Networks has retained its position as the world’s largest long-haul wireless backhaul supplier for the second consecutive quarter. The company controlled 26 percent of the global long-haul market in the first quarter of 2012, up from 20 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to a microwave point-to-point report from Sky Light Research.
“We reached this position by constantly taking more market share…taking the No. 1 position in long haul in itself is not an object — it’s a means to solidify our overall market position. Furthermore, it’s proof of the successful implementation of our strategy,” Udi Gordon, executive vice president of marketing and business development, Ceragon, told Backhaul Bulletin.
“Ceragon is committed to making broadband more accessible for all, and to helping populations to bridge the digital divide,” said Ira Palti, president and CEO of Ceragon Networks, in a press release. “Africa is a key market for our long-haul solutions, and we want to take this opportunity to thank our customers for continuing to partner with Ceragon as they build out their wireless networks.”
According to Emmy Johnson, principal analyst and founder of Sky Light Research, in a company statement, “The emergence of Ceragon as a leading long-haul wireless backhaul supplier demonstrates how Ceragon’s specialist approach combined with its breadth of products is working and winning deals with customers.”
Gordon told the Bulletin that Ceragon remains close to its customers by listening to what its customers want and need. “We continue to innovate and bring to the market products and solutions that bring more value in terms of higher capacities and reduced total cost of ownership,” explained Gordon.
Ceragon plans to maintain this growth into the third quarter said Gordon. He also told the Bulletin, “In spite of the competitive telecom market, over the years, we have proven time and again that we can outpace the market and continue growing.”
Sky Light Research’s Microwave Radio Point-to-Point Market Share Report measures commercial unit shipments and manufacturer revenue from direct and indirect sales channels.