Indonesia’s XL Axiata turns to Ericsson for 4G/ LTE deployment
By Digital News Asia September 30, 2015
- To upgrade existing 2G and 3G networks to meet growing data traffic
- Ericsson a turnkey partner for design and implementation in Jakarta and Central Java
CELLULAR provider PT XL Axiata Tbk has signed a three-year contract with Ericsson for the design and implementation of a 4G/LTE (Fourth Generation/ Long-Term Evolution) network and the upgrading of its existing 2G and 3G (Second and Third Generation) networks in Jakarta and Central Java.
The agreement includes all hardware, software and services needed to deliver 4G/LTE services to XL Axiata subscribers, Ericsson said in a statement. Financial details were not disclosed.
“We are looking forward to the implementation of the 4G/LTE network and the improved mobile broadband experience this will deliver for our subscribers,” said XL Axiata president director and chief executive officer Dian Siswarini (pic above).
XL Axiata is 66.5% owned by Malaysian-based Axiata Group Bhd through Axiata Investments (Indonesia) Sdn Bhd.
“Ericsson’s LTE solution will enable XL Axiata to deliver unique experiences for people, society and businesses, thus shaping and accelerating the ‘Networked Society’ in Indonesia,” said Thomas Jul, head of Ericsson Indonesia and Timor Leste.
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