Telkomsel, Huawei demo 5G in Jakarta

30 May 2017

Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel) and Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei yesterday (29 May) held a live demo of 5G technology in Jakarta, which they claim is capable of producing data speeds of up to 70Gbps. Telkomsel Vice President of Next Generation Network services, l Ivan C Permana, commented: ‘We will continue to analyse and review 5G thoroughly in the future to become the first operator in Indonesia to deploy 5G services commercially, as we have done on 4G technology,’ while his colleague Indra Mardiatna confirmed that the demo was designed to focus on three expected characteristics of the new generation platform, namely Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC) and Ultra-reliable, and Low Latency Communications (uRLLC). Meanwhile, Director of Wireless Network Solutions, Huawei, Li Fei, added: ‘Huawei is a very active contributor to the standardisation and development of 5G. We will continue to bring the latest and most relevant technology to Indonesia and help our partners Telkomsel to maintain their leadership in technology and innovation.’