Malaysian operator Celcom, a subsidiary of Axiata, has selected LTE solutions from NSN for a launch in the 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.
“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.
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 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 Organising Network (iSON) functionality to improve LTE network quality with self-healing, self-optimisation and self-configuration across the radio network.