Cambodia's Chuan Wei has contracted Alcatel-Lucent to deploy the LTE and VoLTE components for the operator's high-speed broadband network expansion.
Under the agreement, Chuan Wei will deploy an FDD LTE RAN, IP mobile core and backhaul connectivity from Alcatel-Lucent, as well as software support systems.
Network deployment will begin in densely populated areas including capital Phnom Penh and the tourist destinations of the nation's Siem Reap region, such as the famous Angkor Wat temple.
It will continue in the cities of Poipet and Bavet before expanding to other major cities across the country. The project is experted to be complete by mid-2016.
“We have a strong vision to leapfrog directly to the world’s most efficient communications technology to make universal access to affordable broadband and voice services in Cambodia become true,” Chuan Wei CEO Eric Lee commented.
“With the complete LTE and VoLTE solutions from Alcatel-Lucent, we believe that the customer experience will be improved and new business opportunities will open.”
As part of its high-speed broadband expansion, Chuan Wei signed a deal with Alcatel-Lucent in March covering the supply of a 100G OTN, upgradable to 400G.