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Nokia takes Cellfie Mobile forward to 5G-ready future

by Anthony Weaver

* Nokia wins expansion deal to upgrade Cellfie Mobile’s 4G network
and introduce 5G-ready network services
* Nokia to deploy equipment from its comprehensive energy-efficient
Radio Access Network AirScale portfolio

1st August 2023

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today 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

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.”

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