NSN Wins Indonesian 3G Network Upgrade Contract

Indonesia’s Indosat has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to provide GSM and 3G mobile broadband infrastructure and services to deliver mobile services in 900Mhz in Central and East Java, Sumatra, and Kalimantan.

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.

NSN described the contract as “significant” but did not disclose the financial size of the contract.

Nokia Siemens Networks will also modernize Indosat’s GSM and 3G networks. The company will be Indosat’s exclusive vendor for radio access network (RAN) modernization in Central and East Java, Kalimantan and Sumatra.

By implementing the Single RAN and Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, WCDMA and GSM services share a common platform which allows each pair of technologies to be delivered by a single radio module.

“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”, said Hans C. Moritz, director and chief technology officer at Indosat.

As part of the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks is also upgrading its NetAct network management system to enable consolidated and effective monitoring, management and optimization of Indosat’s GSM and 3G networks.

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