Cellcard to launch nationwide 4G LTE by April, 5G on the cards

Cambodia —

Cambodia’s leading telecom player, Cellcard, is planning to roll out nationwide 4G LTE services by April.

Cellcard has hired Nokia to expand and modernize its 3G and LTE networks, including deployment of around 1,500 new cell sites.

The operator has reportedly invested around $150 million in the 4G expansion project and it aims to achieve nationwide coverage by April.

Cellcard initially launched LTE services in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, in 2015 and has followed this with expansion to other areas.

Ian Watson, Chief Executive Officer at Cellcard said, “The expansion of our state-of-the-art mobile broadband network will play a critical role in helping the government enable Cambodians to take advantage of mobile broadband.”

Overview of Nokia solutions provided for the network:

  • Nokia SurePay to enable real-time charging and personalization of the subscriber experience
  • Nokia’s Single RAN Advanced solution based on energy-efficient, high-capacity Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station
  • Cellcard will use products from Nokia’s 7750 Service Router (SR) portfolio, providing high-performance networking that supports the delivery of advanced services in the Cloud and IoT era
  • Nokia 9500 Microwave Packet Radio for a modernization of their microwave transport network providing high-throughput and supporting evolution to 5G
  • Professional Services including Network Planning and Optimization and Systems Integration and Implementation Services