Smartfren, an Indonesian mobile operator with close to 12 million subscribers has deployed Nokia Networks' virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) network and its Single RAN Advanced hardware for its LTE-Advanced service that leverages the hybrid TDD-FDD LTE technology. The vEPC includes Nokia's Flexi Network Server (NS) and Flexi Network Gateway (NG).
Last month, Smartfren commercially launched its 4G LTE-Advanced network in 22 major cities across the country. The new 4G LTE-Advanced service leverages both the FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE standards to increase bandwidth, enabling customers to enjoy improved multimedia streaming, online games, cloud storage and video conferencing.
Under the contract, Nokia Networks deployed the network in 11 cities across Western Indonesia, including Jakarta. Nokia has also deployed Nokia Networks' Flexi Zone small cell solution and 4G indoor pico base stations to optimize indoor coverage. In addition, Nokia supported the deployment with its Network Management suite, NetAct and iSON Manager, a centralized Self Organizing Networks solution to optimize Smartfren's network efficiency.