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Indosat Ooredoo Hutchinson announce 5G partnerships with Nokia and Ericsson

  • Nokia’s solution will help Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison expand its 4G coverage while paving the way for the continuation of 5G deployment in the near future 
  • Ericsson and IndosatOoredoo Hutchison (IOH) expand 5G footprint to Jabotabek (Jakarta Bogor Tangerang Bekasi) area on the outskirts of Jakarta 
  • The partnerships will help Indonesia expand its 5G footprint to help realize the government’s digital transformation agenda 

Indonesian service provider Indosat Ooredoo Hutchinson announced partnership collaborations with Nokia and Ericsson to boost their 5G network deployments at Mobile World Congress 2022.

Indosat Ooredoo Hutchinson has already partnered with Huawei to launch its 5G commercial services in Makassar, Indonesia last year. Indonesia already has 5G commercial deployments in Solo, Jakarta, and Surabaya.

At MWC,  Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison and Huawei have also signed a strategic project partnership for the acceleration of the radio access network (RAN) integration.

Meanwhile, Nokia has been selected as the principal vendor to deploy and expand its 4G and 5G network across Indonesia in a three-year deal. Nokia will provide solutions from its latest AirScale portfolio that will cover an area of 1.4 million square kilometers including Sumatra island, Kalimantan island, Central Java, and Surabaya city.

This includes base stations and 5G Single RAN for both premium indoor and outdoor coverage. Nokia’s consolidation services are expected to ensure a smooth integration by merging spectrum owned by IOH into a single network, ensuring minimum impact to end-users.

With Nokia’s technology, Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison will be able to quickly and easily upgrade to 5G services remotely with a software update or with a plug-in card. Nokia’s energy-efficient AirScale solution will also allow IOH to keep the cost to a minimum while improving the quality of its services.

With rollout expected this month, Vikram Sinha, President Director and CEO of Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison said Nokia’s 5G-ready and industry-leading solution will help them maximize the asset utilization even as they future-proof investments and enhance network performance.

For Tommi Uitto, president of Mobile Networks at Nokia, Nokia’s 5G-ready AirScale portfolio will help Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison to launch next-generation services while helping it to bring down its operational expense.

From Nokia to Ericsson

Meanwhile, after enabling Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison to deploy 5G in Jakarta last year, Ericsson has strengthened their partnership to further expand its 5G footprint in Indonesia. Ericsson will support Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison’s vision to become the most preferred digital telco in Indonesia by expanding 5G service coverage to several cities including Jakarta, Bogor, Tangerang, and Bekasi.  

The new rollouts are an expansion of the 5G services introduced in Jakarta in August 2021. The expanded 5G footprint in Indonesia by Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison and Ericsson will serve to support the government’s digital transformation agenda for Indonesia.

In this 5G rollout extension, Ericsson is powering the network through Radio 6626, a unique three-sector dual-band radio that will help IOH 5G network to increase its Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) 5G frequency capacity.  

Radio 6626 provides multi-standard and multi-band coverage while lowering costs and reducing footprint – up to 50 percent lower energy consumption. Through this collaboration, IOH and Ericsson are working together to provide a totally sustainable network within Indonesia by reducing the energy consumption of mobile services without impacting performance.  

Ericsson is delighted to further strengthen its partnership with Indosat Ooredoo by providing 5G services in Jakarta, Bogor, Tangerang, and Bekasi. 5G will play a critical role in accelerating the digitalization of the economy and stimulating next-generation innovation for consumers and enterprises in Indonesia. We are confident that with our technology leadership and strong deployment capabilities across the globe, we will enable IOH to capture the full value of 5G connectivity through our energy-efficient products and solutions,” said Jerry Soper, Head of Ericsson Indonesia.

Indonesia is home to one of the world’s largest mobile ownership populations. Network connectivity is essential with 5G deployment expected to be a boost for both consumers and enterprises in the country. The partnership with Nokia and Ericsson will help realize the government’s digital transformation agenda.