Ericsson gets the nod for XL Axiata’s LTE rollout in Indonesia

30 Sep 2015

Indonesian cellco XL Axiata, which is 66.5%-owned by Axiata Group Berhad through Axiata Investments (Indonesia), with 33.5% in public hands, has selected Ericsson to act as its turnkey supplier for 4G LTE design and implementation in Jakarta and Central Java, as well as for 2G and 3G upgrades to meet an explosion in demand for data traffic. Under a three-year contract, the value of which has not been disclosed, the Swedish vendor will supply all necessary hardware, software and services to deliver 4G services for XL Axiata’s subscribers. The pair say the deployment will improve both network capacity and data transmission speeds, with Dian Siswarini, President Director and CEO of XL Axiata, noting: ‘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.’

Indonesia, Ericsson, XL Axiata