Cellcom chooses Nokia to deploy a 3G network in Israel
Cellcom Israel Ltd. and Nokia have signed an agreement under which Nokia will deliver and deploy a WCDMA 3G network covering the entire area of Sharon, a coastal region north of Tel-Aviv. Nokia will deliver a complete 3G system, including core and radio access networks. Deliveries begin immediately, and the first phase of the network is expected to be operational soon afterward.
As part of the 3G network deployment, Nokia will also provide radio and core network planning, implementation and project management services for fast ramp-up of the 3G solution. Moreover, Nokia will provide managed services for network operations for a period of one year, including an extensive set of care services provided by Nokia NetAct(TM), the only fully-featured, multi-vendor, multi-technology operations support system on a single platform.
"Cellcom is confident that Nokia's rich experience will enable us to offer our customers the best of 3G services in the Sharon area," says Dr. Ytzhak Peterburg, President and CEO of Cellcom.
"We are very pleased to deliver to Cellcom our state-of-the-art WCDMA system," says Yossi Atias, Senior Account Manager, Networks, Nokia. "Nokia's knowledge and its technology will contribute to Cellcom's leadership by providing quality and innovative mobile services to its customers."