Introduces mobile network based on Ericsson’s HSPA Evolution technology
Indosat has commissioned Ericsson to modernise its network and prepare it for 4G, and also launched a mobile network, based on Ericsson’s HSPA Evolution technology which provides download data up to 42MBps.
Indosat said that the modernisation will not only prepare the network to migrate to next generation LTE technology, but it will also reduce energy consumption by up to 50% and footprint, making the network environment friendly while reducing operating costs.
Under the three-year frame agreement, Ericsson will provide new technologies to Indosat such as Radio Base Station (RBS) 6000, MSS Blade Cluster, and MINI-LINK TN along with network design, deployment, training and support services.
The modernisation will provide Indosat with the flexibility to evolve to next generation technology, known as LTE (Long Term Evolution), Ericsson said.
Harry Tirtotjondro, Indosat’s president director, said: “We proudly launch the fastest internet access DC-HSPA+ 42 MBps, in which Indosat is the first operator in Asia and the second in the world.
“Besides providing the fastest download data up to 42MBps, through the network modernisation, Indosat is also supporting the telecommunication industry in creating ‘green telco’ that will reduce the power consumption and create a friendly environment. It will also be beneficial as it creates efficiency for the company.”