Indonesia's XL Turns to Ericsson for 4G/LTE Expansion

Indonesia's XL Turns to Ericsson for 4G/LTE Expansion Image Credit: Ericsson

Indonesian mobile operator, XL Axiata has signed a three-year contract with Ericsson for design and implementation of 4G/LTE network and upgrade of existing 2G and 3G networks in Jakarta and Central Java. The agreement includes all hardware, software and services needed to deliver 4G/LTE services to XL Axiata subscribers, said Ericsson in a statement. 

The Jakarta Globe reported that the second largest mobile operator in the country with 46 million subscribers plans to have eight million to 10 million subscribers using 4G LTE data service by the end of 2016.

According to Ericsson, the 4G/LTE network deployment will improve network capacity and enhance speeds to allow Indonesian users to enjoy improved smartphone and network performance, as well as faster web browsing and downloads. 

Dian Siswarini, President Director and CEO of XL Axiata
We are keen to work with Ericsson to bring this next generation technology to Indonesia. We are looking forward to the implementation of the 4G/LTE network and the improved mobile broadband experience this will deliver for our subscribers.

Thomas Jul, Head of Ericsson Indonesia and Timor Leste
This contract demonstrates Ericsson's leadership in technology and services in Indonesia and further extends our long-standing relationship with XL Axiata. Ericsson's LTE solution will enable XL Axiata to deliver unique experiences for people, society and businesses, thus shaping and accelerating the Networked Society in Indonesia.

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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