Ericsson has been selected by PT Telekomunikasi Selular Indonesia (Telkomsel) to provide its 3G/WCDMA network in Indonesia. Ericsson will, on a full turnkey basis, seamlessly upgrade Telkomsel's network with increased capacity, providing higher data rates and enhancing end-user experience through High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA).
In a three-year agreement, Ericsson will deliver 3G/WCDMA radio and core network, including HSPA, with deployment beginning immediately. The contract also includes three years of managed services, with Ericsson providing a comprehensive services offering including establishing, operating and managing the operations of Telkomsel's 3G network.
The deal expands Ericsson's geographical footprint in Indonesia, which will cover 11 provinces: East Java, South Sumatra, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Riau, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Maluku and Irian Jaya.
Bengt Thornberg, Country Manager of Ericsson Indonesia, says he is very proud to bring new opportunities to the Indonesian communications market in cooperation with Telkomsel. "We have had a longstanding cooperation with Telkomsel for more than 10 years and we are honored to be selected to deliver its 3G network in Indonesia," he says. "Our solutions will allow Telkomsel to introduce new and advanced services in the country."
The 3G/HSPA contract with Telkomsel underlines Ericsson's position as the world's leading supplier of 3G/WCDMA mobile systems. Out of 100 commercially launched WCDMA networks worldwide, Ericsson is the prime supplier to 55.