Indosat Ooredoo picks Nokia for IP/MPLS upgrade

06 Mar 2019

Indosat Ooredoo has contracted Nokia to upgrade the Indonesian operator's IP/MPLS network to meet fast-growing demand for fixed and mobile broadband services.

Indosat Ooredoo is deploying a 100GbE IP/MPLS network as part of a three-year network transformation program.

Nokia will provide a solution that includes its Nokia IP Anyhaul for Indosat's mobile transport network, paving the way for its upgrade to 5G. The network will also carry services including metro Ethernet for consumer broadband and enterprise data services.

The first year of the network upgrade project will concentrate on Jakarta, Jabodetabek and the rest of Java.

“Indosat Ooredoo started an ambitious three-year program to transform our network to achieve the best customer experience, which will provide video-grade 4G coverage to more than 90% of Indonesia's population,” Indosat Ooredoo CTIO Dejan Kastelic said.

“The IP/MPLS network upgrade that we are undertaking with Nokia is aimed at providing a solid foundation for the network transformation, particularly in the most densely populated area of the country.”

He said upgrading the company's existing IP/MPLS network with a new Nokia network processor will help the operator both meet the growth in subscriber demand, while keeping capex costs down by extending the life of existing assets.

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