Indonesian mobile operator PT Smartfren Telecom has deployed the country’s first TDD-FDD LTE network using Nokia Networks technology. The operator will also utilise the flexibility of telco cloud with virtualised EPC in the future.
Under the contract, Nokia Networks deployed the network in 11 cities across Western Indonesia, including Jakarta, the state capital, utilising both TDD and FDD spectrum frequencies right from the start of the project.
Nokia’s Flexi Zone small cell solution was deployed for optimised indoor coverage. The company’s core, radio and services expertise ensured successful network implementation. In the next phase, Nokia will deploy its virtualised EPC for increased flexibility and agility in the network.
Smartfren's large-scale investment in the latest technologies opens the door to new business models, contributes to the economical development of the country and creates new competence development and job opportunities for Indonesians.
Nokia solutions and services include:
• Software to aggregate TDD and FDD LTE spectrums for better network performance and increased throughput.
• NetAct, a virtualised network management system, for effective and consolidated monitoring and optimisation of Smartfren's LTE-A network.
• iSON Manager, a centralised Self Organizing Networks solution to optimize Smartfren's network efficiency.
• Turnkey project for network planning and optimisation, design and implementation services.
See also: Smartfren to launch 4G LTE-A service in Indonesia with ZTE