Ericsson To Supply Next-generation Mobile Softswitch To Telkomsel In Indonesia

Ericsson has been chosen by leading Indonesian operator Telkomsel
for its Mobile Softswitch Solution (MSS). The solution will provide a common
core network platform for both GSM and WCDMA technology and boost Telkomsel’s
network capacity, performance and coverage.
    Ericsson’s MSS will allow Telkomsel to reduce its core
network operating expenses, and is the first step towards an efficient,
converged, all-IP core network. It supports improved call control and network
intelligence, enabling a reduction in the number and size of main core network
sites. It also offers bandwidth savings, improved voice-over-IP network
services, and enhanced voice quality for subscribers.
    The next-generation MSC Server is based on highly efficient
blade technology. The innovative MSC Server Blade Cluster provides ultra-high
capacity, supporting up to 8 million subscribers with only two cabinets. This
reduces space requirements by up to 90 percent and energy consumption by up to
60 percent compared with Ericsson’s standard MSC-Servers, which already lead
the market for efficient use of power and space.
    This is one of the biggest softswitch network modernizations
in Asia Pacific and under the three-year agreement Ericsson will also provide
services including network deployment and integration.
    Muhammad Iswan, Vice President Procurement & Logistics
Telkomsel says:  
    ”We are pleased to extend our partnership with Ericsson in
ensuring smooth migration of our network. This will enable us to secure network
evolution while constantly maintaining service and quality, it also will extend
Telkomsel’s footprint to address the ever-increasing need for mobile
communications”.
    Bengt Thornberg, President of Ericsson Indonesia, says:
    ”We are proud to continue our longstanding relationship with
Telkomsel and support its move towards an all-IP network, allowing the company
to broaden its service offering and tap into new revenue streams”.

 

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