Nokia has announced that it has expanded the 4G footprint of Azerbaijani mobile operator Azercell, with the installation of its AirScale 4G base stations at more than 1,400 sites across the country. Nokia’s AirScale Radio Access solutions will provide Azercell with high-speed mobile connectivity to cater for increased demand. Azercell will utilise Nokia’s end-to-end Single RAN solution, which will reduce complexity, increase cost efficiencies and enable a smooth upgrade path in the future via a software update, as well as Nokia Software’s NetAct Cloud network management system. The deal includes the Finnish vendor’s services for network design, deployment and optimisation; installation began at the end of 2018 and was completed in July 2020. Azercell has prioritised increasing the geographic coverage of 4G, with plans to roll out across the whole country including semi-urban and rural regions.
‘With more than five million customers, Azercell has improved and expanded its 4G network across the country with Nokia to provide its population with equal technological opportunities and the latest innovations through its high speed internet,’ commented Marat Hamidov, Director of Network Technology Department at Azercell.