Telkomsel, ZTE demo Papua’s first 5G system

3 Nov 2021

Telkom Indonesia’s mobile division Telkomsel, working in partnership with Chinese equipment manufacturer ZTE, has deployed the first operational 5G system in Papua, timed to coincide with the recently held XX Papua National Sports Week (PON) 2021.

The pair said that during the event, ZTE supported the showcase ‘Telkomsel 5G Experience Center’ located in the Lukas Enembe Stadium area, to demonstrate ‘various 5G use cases’. IndoTelko notes that the Chinese company provided 900MHz/1800MHz/2100MHz/2300MHz multi-band devices and supported Telkomsel in building both the indoor system to increase network capacity and quality in the stadium, reporting that download speeds of up to 1Gbps with a latency of 8ms were recorded during the event. Furthermore, ZTE was chosen by Telkomsel for the construction of 192 4G LTE base stations to optimise network connectivity at various priority points in Indonesia.

Indonesia, Telkomsel (Telekomunikasi Selular), ZTE