Malaysian premier mobile telecommunications provider, Celcom Axiata has selected Nokia’s optimization services to enhance its network, voice and data quality in Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur.
According to Dato’ Sri Shazalli Ramly, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad, the initiative is to provide a top quality mobile network to Celcom’s customers in Malaysia. About RM1 billion will be invested by the telco company this year to improve network quality and capacity for better data services, with the target of completing 2,014 active 4G LTE sites nationwide by the end of the year.
Under this agreement, Nokia will utilize th real-time network information combined with the latest geolocation techniques to plan and optimize Celcom’s 2G and 3G radio network infrastructure. By profiling device usage and behavior as well as traffic patterns, Nokia’s unique optimization service will pinpoint exactly where additional capacity or coverage is needed.
“This deal marks another important milestone in the two companies’ long-standing partnership. Leveraging upon our expertise and experience in global network deployments, we will implement our market-leading solutions to ensure that Celcom has the highest quality network in Malaysia and retains its position as the operator-of-choice in the country,” said John Lancaster-Lennox, head of Asia South, Networks, Nokia.