Ericsson wins contracts with two Indonesian mobile operators

Company to upgrade Telkomsel's existing GSM and WCDMA/HSPA Indonesian mobile network and prepare for 4G/LTE in Kalimantan; it will also deploy a 4G/LTE network in Greater Jakarta for Indosat

Ericsson wins contracts with two Indonesian mobile operators

Ericsson has won contracts in Indonesia for work with Telkomsel and Indosat. It has been selected by Telkomsel, Indonesia's largest mobile operator, for a full radio transformation in Indonesia's Kalimantan region. It also has a new agreement to deploy 4G/LTE network in Greater Jakarta for Indosat, part of the Ooredoo Group.

The work for Telkomsel involves equipping its network with multi-standard radio base stations for GSM and WCDMA/HSPA(3G) that can meet the rapidly increasing data demands and boost mobile broadband network performance, while making it ready for 4G/LTE.

The transformation project includes the introduction of Ericsson's RBS 6320, a low-cost, main remote enclosure product, developed for tropical climates.

Thomas Jul, head of Ericsson Indonesia and Timor-Leste, said: "The transformation of Telkomsel's network will ensure its mobile data subscribers, especially those living in dense areas, will benefit from faster speeds and better network performance. This contract makes us a key partner for Telkomsel through this transformation and further strengthens our longstanding relationship."

The Indosat contract covers 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE network technology, implementation services and network performance optimisation. The solution is designed to work seamlessly with the existing 2G and 3G networks already supplied by Ericsson.

The equipment to be supplied is from the Ericsson RBS 6000 base station family that enables energy-efficient and cost-effective operations. The optimisation of the networks will further support Indosat to capture the ever-increasing demand of mobile broadband in Indonesia.

Alexander Rusli, CEO and President Director of Indosat, said: "We're excited to work with Ericsson on this journey to bring the latest 4G/LTE technology to our customers. This technology means faster speeds, more responsive applications, greater efficiency and more stable connections. The upgrade helps our customers to enjoy a superior experience using our network, while also better positioning us to serve our country's need for a strong data network."


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