Subscribers in Sabah and Sarawak to Get High-Speed Mobile Network and Advanced
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc.
(NYSE: MOT) announced today that its subsidiary in Malaysia has been chosen by
Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad to expand and upgrade Celcom's existing GSM 900/1800
network with GPRS and EDGE capabilities providing wireless communication
across the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak.
When fully deployed, Celcom subscribers in Sabah and Sarawak will benefit
from a wide coverage of high-quality voice calls and GPRS services. The
enhancements will also enable Celcom to deliver value-added services such as
MMS in a timely and cost-effective manner, thereby helping to reduce customer
churn and improving revenue streams.
The project, which uses Motorola Reach GSM solutions, will start in
September 2006 and is expected to be completed by March 2007.
As the telecommunications sector in Malaysia evolves from voice to data
services, operators such as Celcom must have the capacity to serve the voice
market today, and be equipped with the ability to migrate quickly and
economically to GPRS, EDGE and UMTS platforms. Motorola's Reach solutions
allow operators to build upon existing data solutions once operators are ready
to migrate their services to the next level.
"Our continuous growing customer base of 7.8 million customers nationwide
and ability to sustain status quo as market leader in East Malaysia is a
testament to the high accolades we have earned by ensuring customer
satisfaction since starting the GSM 900/1800 service," said Dato' Shazalli
Ramly, Chief Executive Officer, Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad. "In deploying this
expansion system, we expect to boost the competitiveness of our GSM offering
in the Malaysian market, ensuring that our current subscriber base continues
"We are committed to bringing advanced mobile services to end consumers in
Sabah and Sarawak and are excited to play an active role in shaping the future
of telecommunications in East Malaysia," said Jay Andersen, vice president,
sales for Motorola Networks & Enterprise, South and East Asia. "Motorola
continues to be at the forefront to deliver compelling network services and
solutions to help carriers and operators, such as Celcom, to stay
As a world leader of GSM networks, Motorola is committed to helping
operators deliver cost effective network solutions and providing the highest
quality of service, reliability, and coverage to subscribers. Motorola's Reach
GSM solutions address the business needs of operators effectively by deploying
scalable networks that reduce cost of ownership with the potential to increase
revenue opportunities through extensive coverage.
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About Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad
Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad is now the country's most experienced and premier
mobile cellular telecommunications company with 7.8 million customers. It
currently has the widest network coverage covering 97% of the populated areas
in the country. We were the first to launch the 3G service in Malaysia and
have the widest GPRS and 3G coverage in the country.
Celcom also offers international roaming service in 119 countries over 306
networks worldwide. It currently offers mobile telephony services in Malaysia
for postpaid and prepaid products under the 019 and 013 access codes. For more
information on Celcom, log on to www.celcom.com.my
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