Swedish telecommunications and services provider Ericsson has signed deals with major two Indonesian telecommunications firms to help them with their network infrastructure and roll out their 4G/LTE connections in different parts of the country.
The deals were signed between Ericsson and PT XL Axiata, PT Indosat and PT Telkomsel to cover connections in Jakarta, Central Java and Kalimantan.
“We are pleased to partner with Indosat to bring Ericsson’s 4G/LTE solutions in Indonesia. Our consumer studies in Indonesia show that network performance is the main consideration for mobile phone users’ loyalty. With the introduction of 4G/LTE and continuous optimizations of Indosat’s networks, customers will notice faster speeds – especially how quickly new connections are established, how fast web pages load and how much more responsive applications feel,” says Thomas Jul, Head of Ericsson Indonesia and Timor-Leste.
The agreement covers 2G, 3G and 4G network technology, includes implementation services and network performance optimisation.
“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,” says Alexander Rusli, CEO and President Director of Indosat.
Telkomsel, the country’s largest mobile operator, has picked Ericsson to upgrade its network in the Kalimantan region. Ericsson will develop and improve the GSM network in the region in order to prepare for the 4G/LTE network that Telkomsel will provide at the end of November. The transformation project also includes the introduction of Ericsson’s RBS 6320, which is a low-cost, main remote enclosure product, developed for tropical climates.
“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,” says Thomas Jul.
Ericsson will develop up to 4,500 mobile network elements in Kalimantan in order to optimize the rapidly increasing data in the region.
Ericsson has excisted since 1876 where the first Ericsson telegraph repair workshop opened. The company now supplies around 40 percent of the global mobile traffic and more than 1 billion subscribers rely on networks managed by the Ericsson. The telecom company is today headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and employs more than 110,000 people and has customers in more than 180 countries. Ericsson has been operating in Indonesia since 1907 where it also specializes in landline and mobile phones.