Cambodian mobile operator CamGSM, which provides services under the brand name Cellcard, has selected Finnish equipment vendor Nokia for the modernisation and expansion of its 3G and 4G networks, in order to help it meet surging demand for mobile broadband services. The cellco initially launched LTE services in November 2015, with expansion to other locations following shortly after, and Nokia says it will deploy around 1,500 additional sites to extend 4G coverage in other provinces and rural areas. The vendor will provide its Global Services and Single RAN technology to enable CamGSM to host simultaneous 2G/3G/4G operations on a single platform, as well as deploy IP edge routers from Nokia’s 7750 Service Router (SR) portfolio. Under the modernisation programme, CamGSM will also use the Nokia 9500 Microwave Packet Radio platform to facilitate the transformation of its legacy microwave transport network to packet radio delivery, and the cellco will migrate its current billing platform to Nokia SurePay.
‘At the completion of the project, Cellcard will be able to deliver superior broadband services to its subscribers in both urban and rural regions,’ commented Harald Preiss, head of Asia North at Nokia, adding: ‘The enhanced customer experience will further enable the operator to not only reduce churn but to also attract new subscribers. Nokia’s innovative solutions will help Cellcard’s vision of offering best-in-class mobile broadband services become reality.’