XL Axiata trials Open RAN technology

11 Feb 2021

Indonesian mobile network operator (MNO) XL Axiata has kicked off trials of Open RAN (Radio Access Network) technology in Ambon, the provincial capital of Maluku province, in support of the government’s drive to improve mobile broadband network access across the archipelago. IndoTelko writes that the MNO successfully integrated Open RAN in its networks in the city this month with its director and CTO, I Gede Darmayusa, confirming: ‘We are serious and continue to make various efforts to realise our commitment to support the government in building and providing telecommunications networks to various regions in Indonesia. One of the efforts is to try to implement the Open RAN technology, by conducting trials first.’ The XL official went on to report success in testing calls on its 3G network (CS fallback) and OTT calls on 4G LTE infrastructure, adding that the cellco is currently monitoring for performance and stability. ‘For this trial, we are doing it together with Mavenir as the technology provider partner,’ he said in a press release.

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