Smartfren, a prominent LTE-Advanced operator in Indonesia, has selected P.I. Works as the sole supplier of the field proven uSON solution.
As a part of the contract, Smartfren will deploy uSON’s Centralized SON and Performance Management products across its entire network.
Smartfren’s radio network consists of mixed TDD and FDD-LTE-Advanced bands powered by the equipment of multiple vendors that are intermixed in the same geography wherein macro and small-cells use shared spectrum. As such, P.I. Works uSON will play a key role in the automated management of Smartfren’s heterogenous network and in accelerating Smartfren’s transition to 5G.
Smartfren pursued the TDD-FDD LTE strategy with Nokia’s carrier aggregation technology to deliver a best in class LTE-A service. The operator’s CDMA spectrum of 850 MHz is being reused for FDD. This was not enough to serve the capacity demand on its own, so TD-LTE at 2300 MHz was added to meet this need.