Celcom Appoints NSN for Ultra-Fast Mobile Data Services in Klang Valley

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NSN provides network infrastructure for 4G, refarming services for the 1800 MHz GSM band.

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Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom) has partnered with Nokia Solutions and Networks for its LTE (Long Term Evolution)* solutions and services in Klang Valley, which comprises Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding suburbs.

Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom), Malaysia’s first and foremost mobile telecommunications provider and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Axiata Group Berhad, has partnered with Nokia Solutions and Networks for its LTE (Long Term Evolution)* solutions and services in Klang Valley, which comprises Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding suburbs. The operator has awarded NSN a contract to supply the network infrastructure for the 2600 MHz and 1800 MHz frequency bands for LTE services, and refarming services for its 1800 MHz GSM band to enhance user experience by providing higher throughput and better performance in the multi-technology environment.

With 4G network data speeds up to ten times faster than 3G networks, Celcom users can enjoy a superior mobile data experience while using bandwidth-intensive applications such as video streaming and online applications in real time.

“Celcom’s Klang Valley network upgrades underline our commitment to delivering a superior service experience to our subscribers who will increasingly enjoy the results of our extensive LTE investments and rollouts throughout Malaysia,” said Dato’ Sri Shazalli Ramly, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad. “NSN’s consistency in providing quality infrastructure and services support was a key fit in our network blueprint for superior coverage across spectrums and the best end-user experience.”

“This project is another important milestone in our long-standing and well-established relationship with Celcom in Malaysia,” said Paul Tyler, Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific at NSN. “We will continue to support Celcom in its endeavor to create a future-ready communications infrastructure in Malaysia.”

Under the three-year contract, NSN will be transforming Celcom’s entire Klang Valley network to a Single RAN (Single Radio Access Network) system based on its award-winning, compact, high-capacity Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station for GSM, 3G and LTE. The base station enables an easy and cost-effective site upgrade to LTE using NSN’s NetAct network management system, which provides consolidated management for Celcom’s network. The deal also includes intelligent Self Organizing Network (iSON) functionality to improve LTE network quality with self-healing, self-optimization and self-configuration across the radio network.

With its comprehensive services portfolio, NSN enables the highest possible network quality as operators move toward LTE. NSN will provide Celcom with refarming services for the 1800 MHz GSM band, desktop planning, pre-optimization services, and operational services for process alignment, support and engineering.

As of today, NSN has 92 commercial references for the delivery of LTE with leading customers in advanced mobile broadband markets such as Northern Europe, Japan, South Korea and the United States.

For more information on NSN’s mobile broadband capabilities, including a video overview, follow this link. To share your thoughts on the topic, join @NSNtweets on Twitter using #mobilebroadband and #LTE.

About Celcom Axiata Berhad
Celcom is the country’s first and foremost mobile telecommunications provider with over 13 million customers. Established in 1988, it boasts the widest national 2G and 3G networks, covering over 95% of the population. Currently the largest mobile broadband and corporate services provider, Celcom is now moving towards LTE, in line with evolving technologies and consumer behaviour in Malaysia. A culture that places the customer first is reflected in our award-winning customer service, products, and other corporate accolades at a regional level. Celcom is part of the Axiata Group of Companies, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, with more than 220 million customers across nine Asian markets. For more information on Celcom, log on to http://www.celcom.com.my.

About NSN
Nokia Solutions and Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.

With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 120 countries and had net sales of approximately 13.4 billion euros in 2012. NSN is wholly owned by Nokia Corporation.
http://www.nsn.com

Media Enquiries

NSN
Cordia So
External Communications, Asia Pacific
Phone: +852 9747 5873
E-mail: cordia(dot)so(at)nsn(dot)com

Media Relations
Phone: +358 7140 02869
E-mail: mediarelations(at)nsn(dot)com

Celcom Axiata Berhad
Rohizan Ismail
Head – Media & Public Affairs
Phone: +603 2688 3808
rohizan(at)celcom(dot)com.my

Notes:
*NSN is a leader in the commercialization and innovation of LTE and LTE-Advanced, with more than 90 LTE and TD-LTE network references worldwide. We are supplier to the world’s first three commercially launched LTE-Advanced networks and most of the largest networks by LTE subscriber count. Our unique track record is based on award-winning platforms like the multi-technology, compact, modular and weatherproof Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station and the ingenious Liquid Radio LTE Software Suite and Smart Scheduler to maximize performance and optimize the use of radio spectrum.

NSN’s Global Services enable operators to safely move toward LTE with the highest quality possible and ensure fast and reliable network rollouts with end-to-end network integration to Customer Experience Management. Our industry-leading Security solutions enable operators to provide secure subscriber services while our Network Planning and Optimization services support a smooth transition with Refarming Services, LTE Planning, iSON Services, LTE Optimization and Services for VoLTE.

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