Progesif Cellular, the Brunei-based operator previously known as B-Mobile, has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a vendor to stabilise its 3G mobile network in a two-phase network improvement programme. Phase one of the project will see the cellco eliminate existing bottlenecks in its network, while maximising the efficiency of its infrastructure. As such, Progresif Cellular seeks to expand its network capacity to accommodate anticipated traffic growth over the next twelve months. Meanwhile, phase two of the programme will focus on enhancing the network’s capability to support new and innovative services. The RFP process is expected to take two months to complete and the successful vendor will be announced in October.
Progresif Cellular CEO Paul Hyde commented: ‘Our long term vision is to develop a sustainable organisation that will consistently deliver new and innovative offerings to customers, and we are already developing exciting new products and offerings that will take advantage of our network developments.’
As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, B-Mobile Communications was acquired by investment firm Darussalam Assets for an undisclosed amount on 1 July 2014. Darussalam Assets was established by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to manage the government’s investments in affiliate companies. Previously, B-Mobile had been under government executive management since February 2013, after running into financial difficulties.