Leadership Change in Siklu: Eyal Assa was appointed CEO

4 May, 2017

Most recently Eyal Assa held the position of VP Global Sales at Amdocs. He replaced Itzik Ben-Bassat who have ran the company for the last seven years

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Siklu FROM Petach Tikva, Israel, has announced today the appointment of Eyal Assa as new CEO of the company. Assa replaced Itzik Ben-Bassat who have ran the company for the last seven years. Assa is a veteran executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in the telecommunications industry. Most recently held the positions of VP Customer Business Executive and VP Global Sales at Amdocs.

Prior to that he held leadership positions at Ceragon, including EVP & General Manager of their Long Haul business unit, COO Sales and VP OEM and Business Development. Prior to Ceragon, Mr. Assa served as VP R&D of Seabridge. “Eyal understands what drives success in the telecom industry, and I’m confident that with his leadership we’ll play a significant part in the 5G fixed wireless ecosystem,” said Izik Kirshenbaum, Siklu’s Co-Founder and Chairman.

Siklu delivers multi-gigabit fiber-like wireless connectivity in urban, suburban and rural areas. Operating in the millimeter wave bands, its wireless solutions are used by leading service providers, safe city and smart city projects worldwide. Unlike traditional wireless networks that use wide beams that can be easily intercepted, Siklu radios leverage narrow beams in the 60-80 GHz millimeter wave spectrum to transmit information across security networks, providing interference free and secured communication infrastructure, best used for mission critical deployments.

Beamforming for 5G Speeds

Siklu is a strong participant in the fast growing 5G fixed wireless access market, which will rely to a great extent on the millimeter wave spectrum. 5G fixed wireless access is a major telecommunications infrastructure upgrade and the first step on the way to ubiquitous 5G speeds. Assa’s extensive experience heading growth in the telecommunications market makes him uniquely qualified to lead Siklu in the growing market for millimeter wave solutions.

In March 30, Siklu unveiled its revolutionary MultiHaul™, a point-to-multi point millimeter wave wireless solution for the physical security market. The new solution allows mass delivery of 5G fixed wireless access to the home.  The system takes advantage of Siklu’s beamforming technology to auto-align links, creating a true plug & play system.

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