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Nokia takes Cellfie Mobile forward to 5G-ready future

Nokia announced that it has been selected by Cellfie Mobile (Cellfie) in an expansion deal to modernize the mobile operator’s country-wide 4G network and prepare the country for a 5G-ready future. The deal, which covers the whole country, will enable even more of Cellfie’s customers to experience super-fast broadband services with full coverage and capacity. Nokia’s 5G-ready AirScale portfolio will also help Cellfie to launch 5G services following the successful outcome of a scheduled spectrum auction in August. Nokia is the sole RAN supplier in the deal increasing its market share in the country. Deployment is expected to begin from November.

Under the deal, Nokia will supply equipment from its comprehensive 5G AirScale portfolio powered by its energy-efficient ReefShark System-on-Chip (SoC) technology. The deal will include its latest generation of, AirScale Baseband, and Remote Radio Head (RRH) products. Nokia will modernize and upgrade existing sites with LTE networks as well as add new 5G-ready sites. Following the country’s 5G spectrum auction, Nokia will also introduce 5G (3.5 GHz) new sites. Cellfie will also utilize Nokia’s intelligent MantaRay Network Management system to enable a consolidated network view for improved network monitoring and management, enhanced with built-in AI functionalities.

A signing ceremony between Cellfie and Nokia is taking place in Tbilisi today.

Vasil Berishvili, CEO, Cellfie Mobile LLC, said: “This important deal will ensure that we enhance our existing network performance helping even more of our customers to experience superb internet speeds across the country as well as dealing with exponential demand for data traffic. It will also prepare us to deliver country-wide 5G services in the future. Our long-standing partnership with Nokia and their outstanding network equipment portfolio made it an easy decision to deepen our collaboration with them.”

Demetrio Russo, Vice President Turkiye and Central Asia at Nokia, said: “Cellfie Mobile is an important and long-standing customer, and we are proud to deepen our partnership with them in modernizing their existing network portfolio as well as laying the foundations for a 5G future. I look forward to completing this project and seeing the positive impact it has on Cellfie’s customers.”

CT Bureau

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