Indosat picks Huawei to build 5G-ready IP transport network

2 Nov 2020

Mobile network operator (MNO) Indosat Ooredoo has selected Huawei of China to build out an SRv6-based 5G-ready IP transport network in some key areas in Indonesia, including Greater Jakarta, East Java and Bali. Antara News reports that in deploying the advanced technology alongside its various fibre-optic network expansions, the MNO aims to deliver faster cloud computing data connectivity to an ever-growing base of smartphone users and other digital communities in the country. Commenting on the development, the firm’s chief technology and information officer Medhat Elhusseiny said: ‘We are excited to partner with Huawei to build Next-Generation Programmable Network Infrastructure by delivering Asia Pacific’s first SRv6-based 5G-ready transport network. With this we hope we can bring more value and enhance our customers experience for digital services, especially for latency sensitive and real time applications.’

Indonesia, Huawei Technologies, Indosat Ooredoo (incl. IM2)