Nokia’s first technology trial of wireless PON internet service in Indonesia went well.
Finnish Nokia and XL Axiata, a leading Indonesian telecom operator, successfully deployed the first wireless PON (WPON) internet service in Indonesia as part of a technology trial.
WPON is a service from Nokia that extends the reach of an internet fiber service with the help of small access points. These access points provide wireless connectivity to homes and other access points.
The technology trial took place in the end of September at a regional sporting event in the Kota Tua area. Nokia and XL Axiata brought free, high-speed wireless services to the public, local and international athletes attending the event.
“We’re excited to collaborate with XL Axiata to provide the first Wireless PON service trial in Indonesia and in the Asia Pacific and Japan region. Our WPON solution will help reduce costs and quickly deliver high speed broadband access to XL Axiata’s residential areas,” said Robert Cattanach, head of Indonesia at Nokia.
Supporting the local government’s efforts to promote the area as a friendly tourist destination with superior broadband speeds, Nokia’s WPON solution successfully delivered 1Gpbs aggregate broadband access speeds.