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Ericsson has signed a five-year partnership agreement with Malaysian data network provider Celcom Axiata to deliver LTE services. Ericsson will deploy its latest-generation radio network products, including full turnkey delivery of products and services for Celcom's radio access network (RAN).

According to Ericsson, its modular architecture, with its multi-standard, multi-band and multi-layered technology will provide Celcom with the infrastructure to support subscribers' growing mobile data requirements, as well as the flexibility to expand and adapt to changing consumer needs.

Todd Ashton, head of Ericsson Malaysia and Sri Lanka, said: 'The new solutions will deliver three times the capacity density with a 50 percent improvement in energy efficiency. The system will enable Celcom to deliver on their brand promise of an enhanced user experience and to lay the foundations of being 5G-ready.

'Malaysia is digitizing at an enormous speed, and as leaders in our respective industries, Ericsson and Celcom are perfect partners for this transformation journey. Together we can help Malaysia reach its objective of becoming a high-income digital nation by 2020.'