Telkomsel overhauls network; now LTE ready

Indonesian market leader Telkomsel has upgraded its GSM and 3G HSPA+ network across the country using NSN’s radio and core network as well as comprehensive services.

The overhaul will provide higher quality voice and data services with improved network capacity, speed and coverage

In addition, NSN provided its refarming services for the 1800 MHz GSM band, helping Telkomsel successfully provide 4G LTE services for the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) CEO Summit in Bali, Indonesia, from October 1 to 8.

Indonesia’s first public LTE network at the APEC CEO Summit provided ultra-fast mobile broadband services for about 5,000 delegates and participants attending the event. During the LTE test conducted before the summit, the 4G network successfully demonstrated a download speed of up to 70 Mbps (megabits per second) to analysts and journalists.

“The 4G LTE services that we offered during an international event such as APEC Summit, demonstrates our readiness to expand the broadband network in Indonesia. It is also a statement to the world that Indonesia is ready to implement the technology, and by implementing the technology in the country, we are going to support the economic development in Indonesia,” said Alex J. Sinaga, Chief Executive Officer of Telkomsel.

Dharmesh Malhotra, head of sub-region at NSN Indonesia, said: “We have upgraded Telkomsel’s existing network to provide better quality voice and data services and enhance the experience for its customers, and prepared its network to launch LTE services in the near future.”

Under the contract to upgrade Telekomsel’s GSM and 3G network, NSN supplied its Single RAN platform, which is based on its compact, energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio Base Station. In addition, the company implemented its NetAct network management system that enables consolidated monitoring, management, and operation of Telkomsel’s GSM and 3G network. Services scope of the contract covers network planning and optimisation, network implementation, system integration, as well as care services from NSN.

 

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