Telkomcel Deploys Ericsson's NFVi, vEPC, LTE-A to Support 4G Launch in Timor Leste

2 October 2017
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Telkomcel Deploys Ericsson's NFVi, vEPC, LTE-A to Support 4G Launch in Timor Leste Image Credit: Ericsson

Ericsson supports Telkomcel with launch of 4G services in Timor Leste, opening up new opportunities for Telkomcel in the territory, including the Internet of Things (IoT) and meeting growing data demand from customers.

Ericsson, as Telkomcel’s long-term partner, has modernized the operator’s existing infrastructure with Ericsson NFV infrastructure (NFVi) solutions based on the software-defined infrastructure Ericsson Hyperscale Data Center System 8000, Ericsson vEPC and the Ericsson Radio System LTE RAN 17A software solution.

This is a major milestone in Telkomcel’s business in Asia as it marks the first 4G implementation using virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) and the Ericsson Radio System software release, LTE RAN 17A. 

The Ericsson LTE RAN 17A release delivers many LTE technology enhancements to increase network speed, capacity and overall network performance, further enhancing the mobile broadband experience for subscribers. 

Telkomcel has been catering to the telecommunication demands of more than 450 thousand subscribers from the 1.2 million total population of Timor Leste since its establishment in 2012. It currently holds a significant market share of the cellular services market in Timor Leste.

Dei Suherman, CEO of Telkomcel Timor Leste
This investment and ongoing modernization of our network is yet another example of our dedication to future-proofing our operations for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Jerry Soper, President of Ericsson Indonesia and Timor Leste 
This cooperation represents a significant milestone as it further strengthens our partnership with Telkomcel and is another testament of our commitment to our customer’s success. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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