Mobile operator Hutchison 3 Indonesia (Tri) has selected Nokia to expand its core network to meet increasing mobile data demands in the Indonesian market. The vendor says it will aim to undertake the rapid deployment of the Nokia Evolved Packet Core-ready Flexi Network Gateway and Flexi Network Server for the Indonesian cellco, enhancing both service quality and speeds for its growing subscriber base across the archipelago. Tri is experiencing a rapid increase in data traffic – volumes have been doubling roughly every nine months – and Nokia will supply it with packet core technology in some of Indonesia’s most densely populated cities, such as Surabaya, Semarang, Solo and Yogyakarta.
CK Hutchison-owned Tri launched its commercial 4G service in six cities in Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Java and Bali late last month, and says it hopes that what it calls the ‘millennial generation’ will be at the forefront of people signing up to its LTE tariff plans. The cellco’s president Randeep Singh Sekhon confirmed the launch, which saw the operator switching on its 4G network in the cities of Batam, Pontianak, Makassar, Jakarta, Bandung and Denpasar.