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Celcom customers to enjoy faster speeds, improved communication services in Klang Valley


Celcom customers to enjoy faster speeds, improved communication services in Klang Valley

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia –---

Celcom selects Nokia Siemens Networks to expand and modernize its 3G network in the central region

Celcom Axiata Berhad, the country’s first and foremost mobile telecommunications provider, has awarded a contract to Nokia Siemens Networks to boost its network as part of its ongoing network expansion and upgrade in Klang Valley. Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will provide HSPA+ at up to 42Mbps to cater to the explosive smartphone growth in Malaysia. The upgrade will enable Celcom customers to benefit from faster data download speeds and better coverage in metropolitan areas.

“Klang Valley is one of Celcom’s most important markets as it has the highest density of mobile broadband and smartphone users. Our key priority is to ensure that our customers get the best experience be it in voice, video, music, email, internet browsing or multi-media messaging,“ said Dato Sri Shazalli Ramly, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad. “As Celcom aims to grow its current smartphone user base to 30% of total customers by the end of 2011, we are pleased to award this crucial network infrastructure upgrade contract to Nokia Siemens Networks. The network upgrade with Nokia Siemens Networks’ technology will benefit our customers with faster data speeds and enhanced services.”

Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will deliver LTE-ready radio access equipment Flexi Multiradio Base Stations to deliver HSPA+ services and upgrade its network management system, NetAct for Celcom’s current and future needs.

”We are confident that our latest technology and services will not only deliver improved quality and coverage while reducing operational expenditure but most importantly, enhance the mobile experience of Celcom subscribers“, said Mikko Pokkinen, head at Nokia Siemens Networks, Malaysia. “Our industry leading smartphone friendly networks supported by strong local services capabilities aim to ensure Celcom’s success in the fast growing smartphone and personal computing device markets.”

About Celcom

Celcom is the country’s first and foremost mobile telecommunications provider with over 11 million customers. Established in 1988, it boasts the widest national 2G and 3G networks, covering over 98% of the population. Currently the largest mobile broadband and corporate services provider, Celcom is now moving towards integrated multi-access and multimedia services, in line with evolving technologies and consumer behaviour in Malaysia. A culture that places the customer first is reflected in our award-winning customer service, products, and other corporate accolades at a regional level. Celcom is part of the Axiata Group of Companies, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, with more than 150 million customers across 10 Asian markets.

About Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo,


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