Alcatel-Lucent has been awarded a multi-million Euro contract to expand the GSM mobile network of Celcom, a Malaysian telecommunications service provider.
The expanded network will enable Celcom to provide coverage to more than 90% of the northern, southern and eastern parts of the Malaysian Peninsula. This expansion project is the latest in a series of mobile solution deployments undertaken by Celcom and Alcatel-Lucent and highlights Alcatel-Lucent’s position as Celcom’s partner for wireless solutions.
Under the terms of the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will deliver its industry-leading, end-to-end GSM/GPRS/EDGE solutions. This solution includes the Twin TRX, a recent addition to the Alcatel-Lucent portfolio that doubles base-station capacity to meet the requirements of users in high-density urban environments and offers a wider coverage range making it well suited for less populated rural environments. The Twin TRX also reduces power consumption by up to 30%.