Israeli wireless network operator Cellcom has selected Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to develop its next generation network (NGN). The new equipment will allow Cellcom to offer its subscribers fixed-mobile convergence whereby they can enjoy the same services with either fixed or mobile access. A core and broadband access network, including a SURPASS softswitch and hiX5625 multi-service access nodes, will be delivered by the vendor.
Cellcom Israel, the largest mobile phone operator in the country with more than 2.9 million subscribers, recently acquired licences to offer fixed line voice and data services. Following a rigorous and extensive review of offers, Cellcom chose NSN because of the high quality of its products and services, as well as its solid experience in NGN solutions worldwide.