Indonesian mobile operator PT Smartfren Telecom is launching a 4G LTE-Advanced network in 22 cities using ZTE technology. The new LTA-A services supports both the frequency-division duplex LTE (FDD-LTE) and time-division duplex LTE (TDD-LTE) standards.
The solution uses ZTE’s evolved node B (eNB), Cloud Radio and evolved high rate packet data (eHRPD). The network provides high capacity and throughput on TDD at 2300MHz and large coverage with FDD at 850MHz.
“4G LTE-Advanced will enable our customers to enjoy improved multimedia streaming, online games, cloud storage and video conferencing,” said Smartfren chief executive officer, Paul Hodges.
“We leverage both TDD and FDD technologies to get best of both worlds: We chose ZTE for this deployment due to our long time relationship and its leadership in TDD networks," said Smartfren chief technology officer, Christian Daigneault.