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Wireless & Fiber Hybrid Networks: Come Together to Bridge the Digital Divide

March 16, 2023

DAS/Indoor Wireless

Although fiber and wireless have traditionally been seen as at odds with one another, we think the two technologies offer incredible balance and harmony when building out a network and bridging the digital divide. 

If you missed Ceragon’s recent blog post, check out our thoughts on how the industry should be embracing hybrid networks and moving away from an “us versus them” approach. Priority #1 – let’s quickly get our rural, remote, and tribal communities connected and able to fully participate in the world’s digital economy. How do we do that? Fiber and wireless hybrid networks – let’s give peace a chance!

The Digital Divide.

It is a buzzword that’s been tossed around for years – and we’ve heard it time and time again. Pretty much every telco, service provider, integrator, installer, wireless operator, fiber provider, municipality, utility, and yes, even wireless equipment manufacturer, is guilty of throwing it around, and then discussing at length how their company plans to bridge this metaphorical divide. But let’s be honest. No one company or technology can solve this massive undertaking alone. It’s going to take cooperation and a lot of good vibes to truly bridge this giant chasm.So, what exactly IS the digital divide? Simply defined, it is “the gulf between those who have ready access to computers and internet, and those who do not.” Seems pretty clear. There’s an obvious problem, for which there must be a simple solution. Right?


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Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) is the global innovator and leading solutions provider of 5G wireless transport. We help operators and other service providers worldwide increase operational efficiency and enhance end customers’ quality of experience with innovative wireless backhaul and fronthaul solutions.

Ceragon’s unique multicore technology and disaggregated approach to wireless transport provides highly reliable, fast to deploy, high-capacity wireless transport for 5G and 4G networks with minimal use of spectrum, power, real estate, and labor resources. It enables increased productivity, as well as simple and quick network modernization, positioning Ceragon as a leading solutions provider for the 5G era. We deliver a complete portfolio of turnkey end-to-end AI-based managed and professional services that ensure efficient network rollout and optimization to achieve the highest value for our customers. Our solutions are deployed by more than 600 service providers, as well as more than 1,600 private networks, in more than 130 countries.