FiberStar inks deal with Huawei to expand its fibre coverage

11 Apr 2019

Indonesian national infrastructure service provider FiberStar has signed a contract with Chinese gear maker Huawei to expand its high speed fibre network services, specifically through the construction of a 1Tbps backbone DWDM network linking Jakarta with Surabaya. TelecomAsia notes that the new network will comprise submarine and terrestrial cable links forming a ring network with a total length of more than 3,000km. The tie-up builds on a previously signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration in the field of fixed networks and data centres.

‘Being the pioneer of Indonesia’s neutral infrastructure service, and considering Huawei’s advancement in the optical communications field, we have both decided to explore a deeper and stronger partnership,’ said FiberStar co-founder and director Thomas Dragono. ‘We will leverage the advanced DWDM and MPLS technology to expand the coverage of networks in Indonesia, and further facilitate the growth of the digital economy in Indonesia,’ he added.

Established in 2014 as a subsidiary of Indonesia’s biggest conglomerate the Salim Group, FiberStar claims to Indonesia’s biggest carrier-neutral infrastructure provider, offering coverage to 92 cities across the nation’s main islands including Sumatra, Java, Bali, Kalimantan, and Sulawesi.