PARAMUS, New Jersey, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ceragon Networks Ltd. today announced that it has entered an agreement to acquire the right to use and further develop advanced Ethernet network management software which will accelerate enhancements to its end-to-end network management system (NMS).

Featuring a variety of networking functionalities, the software modules will be further developed and tailored to Ceragon's advanced FibeAir® platforms to boost the performance of its PolyView management solution. The development effort will help to simplify the design and management of complex Ethernet backhaul networks, and enable Ceragon customers to achieve unmatched operational accuracy and higher overall network efficiency.

"As mobile networks become more complex, the ability to provide and manage a wide range of services becomes ever more challenging," said Ira Palti, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ceragon. "We are constantly evaluating opportunities to accelerate the introduction of new capabilities by acquiring technology. In this case, we will be adding attractive new end-to-end network management features to help our customers plan their networks faster while bringing operational errors to a minimum. Furthermore, we can help simplify daily maintenance tasks such as provisioning, error detection, fault management and more. This will result in better performance, lower operational costs and higher profitability."

Additional benefits to Ceragon customers will include:

•Manage Ethernet Services across multiple technologies and vendor domains

•Assign and manage differentiated service level agreements (SLAs)

•Ensure high quality of service (QoS) from end-to-end

•Increase efficiency via advanced, friendly user interface

•Employ advanced planning tools improve resiliency and resource utilization

•Exploit optimization tools capabilities

•Simplify 3rd party integration for end to end network management

•Utilize root cause mechanism for more effective fault management.