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XL prepares for 5G with transport network upgrade

13 MAR 2019

XL Axiata, the third largest mobile operator in Indonesia, selected Ericsson to supply a 5G-ready transport network over the next three years.

The deployment will begin in Q2 and include the installation of routers, software and customer support systems to prepare XL Axiata’s network for future 5G requirements and support significant increases in network data traffic.

XL Axiata director Yessie Yosetya said the tie-up with Ericsson is one of its initiatives taking the operator into the 5G era, noting it believes the rollout will increase network capacity performance and also improve the user experience.

Jerry Soper, head of Ericsson Indonesia, said: “The transport network needs to be 5G ready for the smooth evolution of the network”. to 5G.”

The operator had nearly a 16 per cent market share by subscribers, less than 1 percentage point behind number two Indosat Ooredoo, Q4 2018 data from GSMA Intelligence showed.

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Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he...

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