Ericsson and Indosat partner for 4G/LTE network transformation in Indonesia
- Indosat customers to benefit from better quality, faster download speeds, more stable connections and more responsive applications
- Network transformation to create more energy-efficient and cost-effective network for Indosat
- Agreement covers 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE network technology, implementation services and network performance optimization
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and Indosat, a member of Ooredoo Group and one of Indonesia's leading telecommunication and information operators, have further strengthened their partnership with a new agreement to deploy 4G/LTE network in Greater Jakarta.
The partnership covers 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE network technology, implementation services and network performance optimization. The solution works seamlessly with the existing 2G and 3G networks already supplied by Ericsson.
The equipment to be supplied is from the Ericsson RBS 6000 base station family that enables energy-efficient and cost-effective operations. The optimization of the networks will further support Indosat to capture the ever-increasing demand of mobile broadband in Indonesia.
Alexander Rusli, CEO and President Director of Indosat, says: "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."
Thomas Jul, Head of Ericsson Indonesia and Timor-Leste, says: "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."
Ericsson is today present in all high traffic LTE markets including the US, Japan, and South Korea, and is ranked first for handling the most global LTE traffic - 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. Ericsson is number one in LTE market share within the world's top 100 cities. More than 230 LTE RAN and evolved Packet Core networks have been delivered worldwide, of which 170 are live commercially.
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Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people's lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives, Myanmar and Indonesia. The company was named "Best Mobile Operator of the Year" at the World Communication Awards 2013.
The company reported revenues of US$9.1 billion in 2014 and had a consolidated global customer base of more than 107 million people as of 31 December 2014. Ooredoo's shares are listed on the Qatar Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.
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