How Celcom is a Catalyst for Malaysia’s Digital Dreams

Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom) said that to meet the ever-increasing data demands, it is doubling the core network capacity by deploying the nation’s largest and most advanced telco cloud-native core network.

By continuing to modernize its new core, Celcom is improving its network resiliency offering more reliability, higher performance, and lower latency for all network users, the company said. Further, Celcom’s continuous network investments at the telco cloud-native core network is part of the telco’s commitment to address rapid data traffic growth, providing customers with reliable services that customers can depend on and delivering consistent network performance with the widest LTE coverage.

Cloud-native Network

The cloud-native core network, currently operating with the largest Full Mesh CUPS (Control User Plane Separation) network, enables smooth reengineering of business continuity architecture and agile capacity management and operations. The core network also adopts Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) standards that promote openness, allowing agile and fast third-party onboarding capabilities to accelerate go-to-market of products and services.

In addition, Celcom continues to add more capabilities that are ready to support new and additional micro-services. The upgraded core network also enables the transition towards the capability of an All-In-One Converged Mobile Packet Core that offers its customers an integrated and smooth network experience across 2G, 4G and the upcoming 5G services.

This future-proof platform is ready for both 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) architecture and 3rd party applications that unlock the full potential of a 5G ecosystem. Afizulazha Abdullah, Chief Operations Officer & Chief Enterprise Business Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad said:

“Celcom’s latest network investments to deploy the nation’s largest and most sophisticated telco core network with cloud-native services will ensure improved digital experiences for all Celcom network users. By deploying the latest and innovative technology for our core network, our core capacity can support more users and ensure smoother data usage experiences.”

With the growing data traffic and demand for internet access across various applications and solutions, Celcom’s enhanced core network is now capable to integrate more complex products and services, to meet the needs of any unique digital lifestyle. “This includes strengthening our Enterprise ICT service portfolio and Convergence services, including upcoming 5G services, with our latest core network enhancements,” Afiz added.

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