January 25, 2017

Nokia speeds up connections in Cambodia and Bangladesh

The wait for mobile broadband may be over in much of Cambodia after a major Nokia initiative with Cellcard.
The wait for mobile broadband may be over in much of Cambodia after a major Nokia initiative with Cellcard.
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Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia is to help Cambodia’s Cellcard operator modernise its networks to address surging mobile broadband demand in the country. The company also announced it has signed a 30 million-euro network expansion and modernisation deal with Bangladesh’s Teletalk.

First up, Nokia will expand and modernise the 3G and LTE networks of Cambodian operator Cellcard to help it spread mobile broadband throughout urban and rural regions of Cambodia.

Nokia will deploy 1500 additional cell sites for Cellcard, with the operator also looking to modernise its networks by making use of Nokia’s different technologies.

It will use Nokia’s Single Ran technology to simultaneously host 2G/3G/4G operations on a single platform, deploy Nokia’s IP edge routers to prepare for the eventual arrival of 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) and use Nokia’s 9500 Microwave Packet Radio platform to meet increasing data consumption in Cambodia, while also migrating its billing platform to Nokia SurePay.

Meanwhile, Teletalk is to deploy the Nokia Single Radio Access Network (RAN) in Bangladesh, to enhance its 2G and 3G coverage in rural areas and improve quality of service in urban regions. The deal will ensure coverage across parts of the capital city, Dhaka, and five divisions, which make up 70 per cent of the country.

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