Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies and Indonesian wireless operator Bakrie Telecom, which offers CDMA-based services in the country, today announced the finalisation of the world’s first CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. B (DORB) phase II trial based on Bakrie Telecom’s existing CDMA network in Java, Indonesia. The pair confirmed that as a result of the trial, the DORB technology will ‘accelerate … and consolidate Bakrie Telecom’s market status in the mobile broadband era’. Commenting on the upgrade, Bakrie vice president Thatha Rao said: ‘The Huawei DORB phase II solution has significantly enhanced our users’ internet speed with limited overhead costs to us. Our subscribers in the DORB area now can enjoy higher speeds with better spectrum efficiency and higher capacity.’
Bakrie Telecom is Indonesia’s leading CDMA provider serving over 14 million customers in the country’s 82 largest cities. Its main product ESIA is widely used in the capital Jakarta and other cities, while in June 2010 the telco established its wholly-owned subsidiary Bakrie Connectivity to focus on the rapidly growing wireless broadband market segment. Bakrie Connectivity, which offer services under the banner AHA, is based on EV-DO technology and has since been launched in 22 cities and is one of Indonesia’s fastest-growing internet brands.