Nokia Siemens Continues Mobile Broadband Expansion
Indosat, Indonesia’s leading mobile operator, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks as its mobile broadband vendor, opening up a wealth of mobile TV opportunities for the region.
The company will provide GSM* and 3G mobile broadband infrastructure and services to deliver mobile services in 900 Mhz in Central and East Java, Sumatra, and Kalimantan.
Nokia Siemens Networks will support Indosat in deploying Indonesia’s first commercial network to deliver 3G services in the 900 MHz band. The new 3G service became available in Bukit Tinggi and Padang in West Sumatra on October 6, with the remaining regions across Central & East Java, Kalimantan and Sumatra coming up soon.
Nokia Siemens Networks will aim to modernise modernize Indosat’s GSM and 3G networks with the telecoms giant being the exclusive vendor for radio access network (RAN) modernization in Central and East Java, Kalimantan and Sumatra. Indosat will then be in a position to offer its customers improved coverage, speed and quality of 3G data.
Nokia Siemens Networks’ technology and services will enable Indosat to run GSM and 3G concurrently on the 900 MHz band. At the same time, Indosat should enjoy high scalability, enhanced capacity and complete software-defined configuration of the new generation of Nokia Siemens Networks’ radio network controllers.
Hans C. Moritz, director and chief technology officer at Indosat stated that faster data speeds would allow Indonesia to enjoy growing technologies such as mobile TV:
“With Indonesia’s first 3G 900 network in West Sumatra, our users can enjoy greater coverage, faster data speeds, as well as high quality voice and data services. For example, HSPA coverage in rural areas and indoor coverage in urban areas will be greatly improved”
Indosat will be hoping the deal with Nokia Siemens Networks helps address the rapidly growing demand for high-speed data services in Southeast Asia.