Finnish equipment manufacturer Nokia has supplied mobile operator Hutchison 3 Indonesia (Tri) with its proprietary Spectral Performance Management solution to boost network efficiency on the latter’s LTE network and help improve customer experience. Using the vendor’s platform has reportedly led to a 17% increase in Hutchison 3’s spectral efficiency, meaning more mobile broadband for more subscribers, with faster data speeds and a more reliable service. The cellco reports high growth in both subscribers and traffic, and aims to make most out of its LTE radio network resources without necessarily adding hardware, spectrum or cell sites. Nokia’s spectral performance technology claims to be able to ‘proactively identify and resolve network performance issues and provide the best quality service for its growing subscriber base’ and allow Hutchison 3 Indonesia to plan more accurately and increase the return on network investments including future-proofing its evolution to 5G.
Hutchison 3 Indonesia, part of Hutchison Asia Telecom, a subsidiary of multinational conglomerate CK Hutchison Holding Limited, owns and operates a nationwide network based on 2G GSM and 4G LTE operating in the 1800MHz band, and a 2100MHz 3G W-CDMA network. Launched back in 2007, today the Tri-branded mobile operator has developed its mobile broadband network infrastructure which currently numbers 55,100 base stations and 14,000km of fibre-optic cabling. Further, the cellco’s 4G LTE network covers 7,919 towns and villages in 281 cities and regencies, in Sumatera, Jawa, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali and Lombok.