This partnership offers the oil and gas industry in Angola, Mozambique and Namibia unequalled turnkey solutions for high capacity, low latency offshore communications
Pan-African telco, Paratus Group, announces a multi-year agreement with the global innovator and leading solutions provider of wireless communications, Ceragon Networks, to provide high-capacity wireless offshore communication solutions in Angola, Mozambique and Namibia. This effectively combines Ceragon’s world-class stabilizing technology for offshore assets (rigs and or floating production storage and offloading platforms commonly known as FPSOs) with the Paratus onshore network infrastructure to give customers an unequalled service for the fast and secure transmission of vital data. The Ceragon technology connects offshore floating, rotating and/or navigating infrastructure via a uniquely stabilized live microwave link over distances of up to 100 kms offshore to the Paratus pan-African network to provide unparalleled high-quality connectivity.
For oil and gas companies that have offshore infrastructure, high levels of risk prevail in a harsh oceanic environment, making reliable and resilient communications infrastructure an imperative. Reliable communications are needed to keep onshore monitors in constant contact with their offshore facilities. The communications equipment needs not only to withstand corrosion and difficult conditions, but also meet ever-increasing safety regulations, when, for example, operating the equipment in highly explosive environments. Ceragon has an in-house certified solution that complies with ATEX Zone 1 and 2 specifications, and fully meets these stringent safety requirements.
Chief Technical Officer of the Paratus Group, Rolf Mendelsohn says: “By partnering with Ceragon, we will now be able to provide best-in-class solutions for offshore operations that need high capacity to transmit data at high speed and with low latency. Having worked with Ceragon for many years in Angola, this was a natural and logical evolution of our working relationship. Our newly upskilled technical teams are now working with the Ceragon technicians to deliver this world-class solution in southern Africa, which signals a sea-change for the oil and gas industries in Africa.”
Oil & Gas Global Sales Manager at Ceragon, Adam Torry explains: “This is the fusion of two massive players whereby the combined strengths of both operators will be offered as a compelling solution for any energy or mining company that has offshore assets and needs to communicate, monitor, and survey their equipment and data at any time. While our uniquely tried and tested stabilizing equipment for the offshore environment has been successfully deployed in other parts of the world, this agreement is a first for Africa. Critically, energy companies prefer to work with one supplier for a solution of this complexity, rather than multiple service providers and this agreement means that we can fulfil that requirement and offer a one-stop shop for operators in the African oil & gas industry.”
Rolf Mendelsohn adds: “With this partnership agreement, we are once again strengthening and enhancing the Paratus offering in Africa and realizing our goals to transform the continent through excellent infrastructure and customer service. This is not only good news for us as partners but also for our customers in the energy sector in Africa.”
Paratus is Africa’s quality network. With an eye on the future, the group’s investment in infrastructure underscores its long-term commitment to transform Africa through exceptional digital infrastructure and customer service. Paratus is managed by a passionate and professional operational team in seven African countries – Angola, Botswana, DRC, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia. The business’s extended network provides a satellite connectivity-focused service in more than 35 African countries to a magnitude of customer satellite connections across Africa. This connects African businesses across the continent and delivers end-to-end service excellence. The group’s footprint extends beyond Africa to international (points of presence) PoPs in Europe, the UK and the USA.
Born and bred in Africa, Paratus is thinking big as it grows its footprint to deliver Africa’s quality network. By understanding the unique opportunities that Africa offers businesses and individuals to break boundaries and to connect without limits, Paratus is committed to raising the bar for providing quality connectivity in Africa.
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. Our customers include service providers, public safety organizations, government agencies and utility companies, which use our solutions to deliver 5G & 4G broadband wireless connectivity, mission-critical multimedia services, stabilized communications, and other applications at high reliability and speed.
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 network owners, in more than 130 countries. For more information please visit: www.ceragon.com
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