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Celcom expands 3G network coverage with Nokia Siemens Networks

The deployment increases capacity, delivers cost benefits and gives the Malaysian mobile operator a network fit for the future

(PresseBox) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ) Nokia Siemens Networks has won a contract to expand Celcom's 3G radio and packet core network in Malaysia, delivering to the operator a cost-effective, future-proof solution that will allow it to improve capacity, coverage and customer services quickly and efficiently.

Celcom's upgraded network will be based on Nokia Siemens Networks' ultra high broadband access network (with the advanced Nokia Siemens Networks HSPA technology). Using Nokia Siemens Networks' modular, lightweight and future proof Flexi base stations, Celcom will enjoy quick roll-out times, which can significantly reduce power consumption and operational costs. In addition, the operator will be able to offer new services to its customers quickly with Nokia Siemens Networks' unified Packet Core Solution.

"Nokia Siemens Networks is proud that Celcom has placed its trust in our solutions for an important project. There is a growing awareness in the market that solutions are reliable, cost-effective and offer operators the ability to address their customers' needs, both now and in the future," said JP Takala, Head of Customer Team, Nokia Siemens Networks.

Nokia Siemens Networks is the industry leader in WCDMA/HSPA, to date having deployed close to 130 WCDMA radio network references and enabling over 100 operators to launch HSDPA, with these networks connecting over hundred million subscribers.

The high-capacity packet core solution that Nokia Siemens Networks is supplying allows an operator to handle a huge number of mobile consumers, even for heavy data users. The Combi SGSN supports both 2G and 3G networks in one system, letting operators dynamically allocate capacity to the network where it is needed without adding new hardware. The SGSN can also be software upgraded to prepare an operator's network for "flat architecture", which will be part of Long Term Evolution mobile networks.

About Celcom (Malaysia) Bhd

Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad is now the country's most experienced and premier mobile cellular telecommunications company with 7.2 million customers. It currently has the widest network coverage covering 97% of the populated areas in the country. They were the first to launch the 3G service in Malaysia and have the widest 2G, 3G and 3.5G coverage in the country.

Celcom also offers international roaming service in 120 countries over 317 networks worldwide. It currently offers mobile telephony services in Malaysia for postpaid and prepaid products under the 013, 019 and 0148 access codes. For more information on Celcom, log on to http://www.celcom.com.my

Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide. Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies with operations in 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com