Indonesian telco Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison has taken on kit Finnish vendor Nokia to expand its 4G and 5G coverage in a new three year deal.
Nokia will serve up solutions from its ReefShark-powered AirScale portfolio which includes base stations and 5G Single RAN as part of the deal, which will cover an area of 1.4 million square kilometers including Sumatra island, Kalimantan island, Central Java and Surabaya city.
Spectrum owned by Indosat will be merged into a single network, and upgrades to 5G services will apparently be activated remotely with a software update or with a plug-in card. The rollout is expected to begin this month.
“We are excited to collaborate with our long-standing partner Nokia on this crucial project to consolidate and expand our networks for optimal utilization of our resources while providing a world-class digital experience to our subscribers,” said Vikram Sinha, President Director and CEO of Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison. Nokia’s 5G-ready and industry-leading solution will help us maximize the asset utilization even as we future-proof our investments and enhance network performance.”
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