Jazz has selected Nokia for building its 4G network as part of the strategy to expand coverage in Pakistan.
Jazz’s telecom engineers will be deploying Nokia radio solutions in the central and southern Punjab province as well as the Sindh and Baluchistan provinces.
Khalid Shehzad, chief technology and information officer at Jazz, said: “Expanding 4G coverage across all cities and towns in Pakistan is one of the key strategic pillars of Jazz to fuel the consumption of broadband services.”
Smartphone customers on Jazz’s 4G network in populated cities including Faisalabad, Multan, Bhawalpur, Rahimyar Khan and Sukkur will experience better quality of services. Jazz is the leading telecom operator in Pakistan in terms of the number of subscribers.
The network investment in expansion and upgrade of more than 4,000 telecom sites will allow more subscribers to enjoy 4G services. Jazz will deploy Nokia AirScale radio stations to expand 4G coverage nationwide.
The Massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology will enhance capacity and speed. Nokia AirFrame-based cloud controllers will improve efficiency.
Further, Nokia NetAct will monitor the entire network, across technologies, providing improved visibility and enabling Jazz to proactively address problems, Khalid Khan, head of the Middle East Growth Markets at Nokia, said.