Nokia and Hutchison 3 Indonesia (H3I) have signed an agreement that will see Nokia expand H3I's core network in Indonesia.
Indonesia - the fourth most populous country in the world - is experiencing rapid smartphone and 3G data service adoption, with H3I seeing data traffic double approximately every nine months.Under the terms of the agreement, Nokia will supply H3I with packet core technology in Indonesian cities including Surabaya, Semarang, Solo and Yogyakarta.
The technology will help H3I better utilise its network resources to deliver a differentiated service experience, while laying the foundation for network evolution to allow it to meet future customer data demands. Nokia’s services will include network planning and optimisation, network implementation, and care.
Other core network elements include its Evolved Packet Core-ready Flexi Network Gateway and Flexi Network Server, as well as the Nokia Flexi Convergent Mediation Device and the Nokia NetAct operations support system.
“We are pleased to have Nokia's services and technology expertise at our side as we evolve our core network to meet the speed and quality needs of a growing number of connected consumers and business users in Indonesia,” said Randeep Singh Sekhon, president director at H3I.
“The deployment of our mobile core technology in this very important region will provide Hutchison 3 Indonesia with the network flexibility it needs to meet an increasingly diverse mix of traffic today and in the future as subscriber demands evolve,” Robert Cattanach, head of Indonesia at Nokia, said.