XL Axiata Upgrades Transport Network with Huawei's Optical Networking 2.0 Solution for FMC and 5G

XL Axiata Upgrades Transport Network with Huawei's Optical Networking 2.0 Solution for FMC and 5G Image Credit: Huawei

At the recent MWC 2019, XL Axiata and Huawei announced the joint construction of what they claim is the Southeast Asia's first 5G Ready simplified transport network.

This network will cover the whole country to fully support XL Axiata's expansion in individual, home, and enterprise services, provide ultimate service experience for end users, and accelerate the digital transformation process of enterprises.

To accelerate transformation into an all-service operator, Indonesia XL Axiata is promoting unified planning and construction of the entire transport network and building a simplified 5G Ready network to enhance its leading position in the 5G era.

Under this backdrop, XL Axiata has applied Huawei's Optical Networking 2.0 solution to significantly simplify network architecture and build a simplified transport network oriented to the Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) and 5G era. This solution uses the industry's first OXC (all-optical cross-connect) device to build a 3D-mesh backbone network and enable one-hop connection between sites to implement fast end-to-end service provisioning. It also promotes the extension of optical networks to end nodes on the network and builds a simplified 5G Ready metro network based on the industry's highest-integration MS-OTN product and industry's first 6-mode-in-1 MA5800 optical access platform.

The end-to-end all-optical integrated service transport network helps XL Axiata effectively address the challenges of 10-times bandwidth, 1/10 latency, 100-times network connections, and 10-times network complexity in the 5G era, making XL Axiata evolve toward an all-service operator. In addition, this network will provide more innovative services such as Cloud VR, 4K live broadcast, and premium private line for users, and propel the digital transformation of enterprise customers.

Yessie Dianty Yosetya, CTO, XL Axiata
Huawei's solution supports the construction of a high-bandwidth, low-latency, and simplified transport network, which effectively matches our strategic goal for network simplification. 

Richard Jin, President of Huawei Transmission & Access Product Line
In the future, we will cooperate with XL Axiata to achieve more innovations, continuously improve its network O&M efficiency, and build an all-optical transport network centered on user experience, enabling XL Axiata to seize strategic opportunities in the 5G era.

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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