Malaysian mobile network operator Celcom Axiata has selected Finnish hardware vendor Nokia’s optimisation services to enhance its network, voice and data quality in Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur. Under the terms of the deal, Nokia will use real-time network information combined with the latest geolocation techniques to plan and optimise Celcom’s 2G and 3G radio network infrastructure. Further, the vendor has said that by profiling device usage and behaviour as well as traffic patterns, its optimisation service will pinpoint exactly where additional capacity or coverage is needed. Network optimisation will meanwhile be supported further by device profiling and Nokia’s Smart Device Insight, which measures the actual user experience, enabling targeted and swift improvement actions.
Commenting on the agreement, Celcom’s CEO Dato’ Sri Shazalli Ramly noted: ‘This initiative is part of our network optimisation program to provide a top quality mobile network to Celcom’s customers in Malaysia. After implementing it across Sabah, Sarawak and the East Coast, we are expanding this program to the Klang Valley. This year, we will be investing about MYR1 billion (USD310 million) 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.’