TEL AVIV, April 16 Cellcom, Israel's
largest mobile phone operator, said on Wednesday it has selected
Nokia Solutions and Networks for the supply of its fourth
generation (4G) network.
Cellcom did not disclose financial details of the deal.
The company said it intends to immediately begin a rapid
deployment of the network, which also supports LTE advanced
technology (4.5 generation), and expects to achieve a wide
deployment by the end of the year.
The operation of the network as well as its LTE advanced
qualities is subject to the regulator's approvals and
availability of spectrum, Cellcom said.
Nokia Solutions is owned by Nokia.
(Reporting by Tova Cohen)