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Ceragon Networks, a provider of 4G/LTE-ready wireless backhaul networks, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Nera Networks AS (NAS), headquartered in Bergen, Norway from Eltek ASA. The consideration for the acquisition is approximately $48.5 million on a cash-free/debt free basis.

NEC announced today the addition of the iPASOLINK 400 to its iPASOLINK Series, the converged flexible platform designed to meet the capacity, topology and intelligence requirements for the transformation of both fixed and mobile backhaul networks to the next generation, including 4G LTE.

Rural parts of the UK could receive better value broadband services under proposals published by Ofcom today.

Ofcom has proposed significant reductions in the prices that BT Wholesale can charge internet service providers (ISPs) in parts of the country where it is the sole provider of wholesale broadband services - mainly in rural areas.

The proposed price reductions are between 10.75% and 14.75% below inflation.

Telenor Hungary has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to improve customer experience while reducing its customer care costs by implementing its Serve atOnce Device Manager (SADM). The software automatically recognizes any mobile device and optimizes it for Telenor’s network and the range of services it can use, depending on individual specifications.

NEC Corporation (NEC) announced today that it will attend the Mobile World Congress 2011 at the Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona February 14 – 17, 2011.   This year, NEC will showcase a range of solutions for mobile operators at Stand No 8A125, Hall 8 including quick-to-market cloud services and next-generation mobile broadband solutions: LTE, backhaul, femtocell and Operational Support Systems (OSS).   

Vodafone Albania is to provide broadband 3G services across the country, and has chosen Nokia Siemens Networks to build its 3G network, and enhance the experience for its users and visitors roaming onto its network. Under the four-year deal, NSN will also provide consulting, civil works support, network planning and optimization, training and maintenance services.