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This Company is Redefining Global Connectivity with Disaggregated Networks Exaware, an innovative force originating from Israel, has been making notable strides under the leadership of CEO Ronen Hovav and Chairman Hagay Climor

By Jonathan Walker

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As the global communications landscape continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, the market is witnessing transformative changes driven by emerging technologies like 5G, smart cities, and AI. Amidst this dynamic backdrop, Exaware, an innovative force originating from Israel, has been making notable strides under the leadership of CEO Ronen Hovav and Chairman Hagay Climor. To understand how Exaware is navigating and influencing this rapidly shifting terrain, we sat down with Hovav and Climor to discuss their insights, strategies, and vision for the future of networking technology.

From Israel to the World: A Visionary Journey

Israel, celebrated as the "Startup Nation," is a hotbed of innovation and technological advancement. Exaware, emerging from this dynamic environment, greatly benefits from the country's culture of creativity and relentless pursuit of advancement. CEO Ronen Hovav, with an impressive background of over 20 years in senior managerial roles, has been instrumental in shaping the company's trajectory. His experience includes significant positions such as VP of Global Sales at RADWIN and RADCOM, and Co-CEO at QualiTest USA, which was acquired for $420M. These roles have not only honed his leadership skills but also provided him with a deep understanding of the global telecommunications market. Hovav sees Exaware's Israeli roots as a crucial asset, explaining, "Being part of Israel's innovative ecosystem provides us with a unique perspective and agility. It's where our vision for a transformed networking landscape began."

Ronen Hovav, CEO of Exaware

Chairman Hagay Climor complements Hovav's vision with his own extensive experience, bringing over 30 years of spearheading strategic transformations in telecom and finance globally. His prior roles as a VP at Nokia and Oracle, and a director at Amdocs, have placed him at the heart of the industry's evolution, giving him insight into the complexities of global telecommunications and a clear vision for maximizing ROI. Climor reflects on the journey from a local startup to a global player, stating, "Even now, with Exaware operating in 3 continents, our Israeli identity is carried in our DNA. It's a source of our innovative spirit and drive, pushing us to challenge the status quo and continuously strive for better, more efficient solutions." Together, Hovav and Climor's rich backgrounds not only shape their individual perspectives but also form the strategic backbone of Exaware, guiding the company from its Israeli origins to international acclaim. Their combined experience underscores Exaware's deep industry understanding and commitment to innovation and excellence.

Disaggregated Networks: The Backbone of Modern Connectivity

At the heart of Exaware's innovation is its commitment to disaggregated networks. This approach, separating the network's hardware from its software, introduces a level of flexibility and scalability previously unimagined. "Traditional networks are rigid and can't keep up with the exponential growth in data traffic," Hovav explained. "Our approach is like building adaptable roads for data to travel, roads that can expand and evolve as needed."

This technology is particularly pertinent as the world shifts towards 5G, the next generation of mobile networks. With its promise of unprecedented speed and capacity, 5G is set to revolutionize everything from individual data consumption to how cities and industries operate. "5G isn't just about faster phones," Climor clarified. "It's the foundation for smart cities, advanced healthcare, autonomous transport, drone networks and more. Our technology ensures that the networks underpinning these advancements are as smart and adaptable as the services they support."

Smart Cities and AI: The New Frontier

As urban areas transform into smart cities, integrating digital technology into every facet of operation, the demand for robust, adaptable networks has never been higher. Exaware's solutions are designed to meet these demands, offering the agility and scalability essential for the complex, data-intensive operations of a smart city. "Imagine a city where every device, every sensor, and every system is interconnected," Hovav posited. "Now imagine trying to support that with outdated technology. It's not just inefficient; it's impossible. That's where we come in."

AI is another frontier where Exaware's technology proves vital. As AI systems become more complex and widespread, the need for networks that can support high-speed, high-volume data transmission grows exponentially. "AI is only as good as the data it can access and the speed at which it can process it," Climor remarked. "As we weave the Israeli ecosystem into our roadmap, we offer access to a hub of innovation, with our disaggregated networks ensuring that these advanced systems have the infrastructure they need to operate effectively."

The Road Ahead

As Exaware continues to push the boundaries of what's possible in networking technology, its leaders remain focused on the future. "This is just the beginning," Hovav assured. "The potential for growth and innovation is limitless, especially as we step into the era of 5G, smart cities, and AI. Our commitment is to stay at the forefront of this evolution, continuously innovating and adapting our solutions to meet the needs of tomorrow."

Climor concluded with a reflection on their mission and vision. "Exaware's goal has always been to make a lasting impact, globally, wherever it is required. We're here to build the carrier-grade infrastructure for the future — an infrastructure that's flexible, efficient, cost-justifiable - and ready for the demands and opportunities of the digital age."

Jonathan Walker

Technology Researcher. Research Fellow at FCSI

Jonathan Walker is a technology researcher and analyst with a passion for cyber, fintech, AI and biotech. He currently serves as a research fellow at the Future of Cyber Security Institute.
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