Malaysian telecom service provider Celcom Axiata has partnered with Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) for its LTE 4G roll out in Klang Valley (Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding suburbs).
NSN will be responsible for supplying 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.
According to Infonetics Research, Ericsson is the leading 4G equipment vendor in the second quarter of 2013.
“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’ Shazalli Ramly, chief executive officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad.
NSN will be transforming Celcom’s Klang Valley network to a Single RAN (Single Radio Access Network) system based on its Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station for GSM, 3G and LTE, NSN said on Tuesday.
The company claims that 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 4G 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.
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.