Celtro Opens Indian Headquarters

New Mumbai subsidiary to leverage heavy ongoing 2G growth, impending 3G network rollouts, support existing Indian clients, and spearhead push into Asia-Pacific region

May 27, 2009 -- Celtro, the leading supplier of innovative mobile backhaul switching solutions, today announced the opening of the company’s Indian subcontinent headquarters and newest subsidiary office in Mumbai, India.

As part of Celtro’s ongoing global expansion, and in the wake of growing interest in Celtro’s mobile backhaul switching solutions in emerging markets worldwide, the newest Celtro office will spearhead Celtro’s sales and support on the Indian subcontinent, and also lead current and future activities in the Asia-Pacific region.

The timing of the subsidiary’s launch is ideal to leverage the impending rollout and mass-market adoption of 2G in India, and the anticipated introduction of 3G technology later this year. Advanced mobile technologies dramatically increase the need for enduser bandwidth – imposing unmatched demands on the mobile backhaul network. Celtro’s  backhaul switching solutions improve service delivery, increase network efficiency, and facilitate flexible backhaul network evolution - helping mobile operators enhance revenues, improve customer satisfaction, lower operational costs and optimize their backhaul network assets.

Celtro’s Indian subsidiary will be headed by Mr. Suhas Patil, formerly President of Corrigent Systems India. Mr. Patil brings to Celtro a track record of leadership and results-driven success in strategic sales, marketing, and a decade relationship-building experience with top-tier telecommunications clients in India and abroad.

"Celtro regards the Indian market as strategic in importance, especially in light of the fast subscriber base growth in the region, and the anticipated rollout of 3G networks," noted Ron Zor, CEO of Celtro.  "Celtro has already made notable inroads into India, and the decision to open an office there demonstrates our strong commitment to local operators, allows us to better serve our customers, and simultaneously brings us closer to emerging opportunities in the region," he concluded.

“I am very pleased to join a market leader like Celtro,” said Mr. Suhas Patil, General Manager of Celtro India. “With its excellent worldwide install base, and outstanding technology, I believe Celtro is well-positioned to make significant and rapid progress in the growing Indian mobile market. I look forward to playing a role in this success,” he concluded.
 

About Celtro
 
Experts in the mobile backhaul, Celtro provides innovative switching solutions that empower mobile operators worldwide to improve service delivery, increase network efficiency, and facilitate flexible backhaul network evolution. Celtro’s patented technologies combine multi-service TDM, ATM, Ethernet and IP/MPLS backhaul traffic switching to enable risk-free, all-in-one-box migration from ATM networks, through HSDPA offload, to an all-IP backhaul network. Leveraging creative solutions that keep our customers one step ahead in the mobile broadband revolution, Celtro’s field-proven switching solutions are commercially deployed by 80 top tier operators worldwide, currently serving over 350 million subscribers. For more information, please visit www.celtro.com