Ericsson to supply gear for XL Axiata's 5G transport network

12 Mar 2019

Indonesia's XL Axiata has awarded Ericsson a contract to contribute to the deployment of the operator's planned 5G ready transport network.

Under the expanded partnership, Ericsson will provide 5G ready routers for the rollout over the next three years, commencing in the second quarter.

Ericsson will provide its Router 6000 for all sites selected to be modernized under the contract. The router is optimized for 10G/100G connectivity, as well as the low latency, high accuracy internal clock and IPsec security capabilities required in 5G backhaul networks.

“We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with Ericsson with state of the art transmission equipment,” XL Axiata director Yessie D Yosetya said.

“We believe this will increase our network capacity performance and also beneficial for our customers to deliver a good user experience. This is one of our initiatives into the 5G era.”

XL Axiata announced during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it has partnered with Huawei to construct Southeast Asia's first 5G-ready simplified transport network covering all of Indonesia.

Huawei is providing its Optical Networking 2.0 solution to help the operator simplify network architecture and build a simplified transport network.

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