Indosat subscribers can now enjoy faster mobile broadband

Operator selects Nokia Siemens Networks to enhance its 3G network, and reduce carbon footprint

(PresseBox) ( Surabaya, Indonesia, )
Subscribers of PT Indosat Tbk, the second largest cellular operator in Indonesia, can now experience faster downloading and browsing on their smartphones. Nokia Siemens Networks enhances Indosat's networks to deliver faster, congestionfree services for speeds of up to 42 Mbps. The vendor also enables Indosat to reduce its network energy consumption by 50%.

"We are proud to launch the fastest Internet access service, providing DC-HSPA+ speeds of up to 42 Mbps per user. This makes us the first Asian operator and the second in the world to do so," said Harry Sasongko, president director & CEO, Indosat. "Besides fast downloads for users, Indosat also creating a 'green telco' through network modernisation that reduces power consumption, increases efficiency, and contributes to an ecofriendly environment."

As part of the enhancement, Nokia Siemens Networks has provided its latest 3G network software to support up to 42 Mbps download speed. The vendor has deployed its SGSN to ensure effective traffic offload. In addition to this, the vendor has implemented Flexi Multiradio Base Station to facilitate a quicker migration to LTE, while keeping its carbon footprint greener and extremely costeffective. While the network in Surabaya has already gone live at the end of May, the network in Medan will go live at the end of this month.

"The increased adoption of smartphones has led to an exponential surge in data traffic worldwide, and Indonesia is no exception to this fact. Indosat's decision to offer faster browsing speeds will help the operator maintain its market leadership," said Richard Kitts, president director of PT Nokia Siemens Networks Indonesia. "Our solution to strengthen Indosat's network enables its subscribers to enjoy a faster mobile broadband experience."

The Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi BTS is not only globally recognized for its energy efficiency, but also for operating at much higher temperatures than other similar products available in the market. In addition to this, Nokia Siemens Networks energy solutions offer a fast, costeffective and efficient way for CSPs to transform the way energy is used to run the network, regardless of whether it is a new power supply system, a customer upgrade, or a total renewal of existing telecom equipment power supply.

About Indosat

Indosat is the leading telecommunications and information provider in Indonesia that gives cellular services (Mentari, Matrix and IM3), fixed telecommunication services or fixed voice service (IDD service such as the 001 SLI, 008 SLI and Flat Call 01,016, the fixed wireless services: StarOne and Indosat Phone). Indosat is also a fixed data service provider (MIDI), together with its subsidiaries, that is Indosat Mega Media (IM2) and Lintasarta. Indosat is also a pioneer in providing 3.5 G cellular service with HSDPA technology for postpaid and prepaid. Indosat's shares listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX: ISAT) and shares in the form of American Depositary Shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: IIT).
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