Nokia expands 4G footprint of Azerbaijan’s Azercell
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 17
By Zhale Qasimova – Trend:
Finland’s Nokia company has expanded the 4G footprint of the Azerbaijan-based mobile operator, Azercell Telecom, with the installation of its AirScale 4G base stations at more than 1,400 sites across the country, Trend reports referring to Nokia.
Nokia’s AirScale Radio Access solutions will provide Azercell with high-speed mobile connectivity to cater for increased demand as well as providing a clear migration path in the future. Nokia is the sole supplier in this deal and will replace the former 4G provider and develop the network further.
The deal will be the first large-scale regional deployment of 4G services outside of the capital city of Baku. Azercell will utilize Nokia’s Single RAN solution, which is an industry-first commercial end-to-end solution that offers huge capacity scaling and market-leading latency. It will reduce complexity, increase cost efficiencies, and enable a smooth upgrade path in the future via a software update.
Azercell will also utilize Nokia Software’s NetAct Cloud network management system, which is cloud-agnostic and meets customer demands for software-only delivery.
It is deployed on the same data center platforms as other IT and telco systems for increased agility and lower operational costs.
NetAct manages both radio and core networks and provides applications for fault management, configuration management, network and administration management, performance management, and security management.
The deal includes Nokia’s services for network design, deployment, and optimization. Installation began at the end of 2018 and was completed in July 2020.