XL Axiata to build 5G-ready simplified transport network

Enterprise Innovation editors
01 Mar 2019

During Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Indonesia's XL Axiata partnered with Huawei to announce the joint construction of Southeast Asia's first 5G-ready simplified transport network.

This network will cover the whole of Indonesia to fully support XL Axiata's expansion in individual, home and enterprise services - with the aim to provide ultimate service experience for end users, and to accelerate the digital transformation process for enterprises.

XL Axiata is a mobile telecommunications service operator in Indonesia. It has extensive network and service coverage in Indonesia and provides data, voice, SMS, and other value-added services for individual, home and enterprise users.

The company has proposed the 3R (Revamp, Rise & Reinvent) strategy to provide rich content services for users and bring digital services to every Indonesian family and enterprise by building a new business model with data services as the core.

To accelerate transformation into an all-service operator, Indonesia XL Axiata is promoting unified planning and construction of the entire transport network and building a simplified 5G Ready network to enhance its leading position in the 5G era.

Ms. Yessie Dianty Yosetya, CTO of XL Axiata, said: "We are reconstructing the transport network to provide Fixed Mobile Convergence businesses. Huawei's solution supports the construction of a high-bandwidth, low-latency, and simplified transport network, which effectively matches our strategic goal for network simplification. We are confident that this solution will provide optimal network experience for all customers across Indonesia and help them better enjoy digital life."

Richard Jin, President of Huawei Transmission & Access Product Line, said:"We are glad to work with XL Axiata to build this future-oriented all-optical transport network. This is an important milestone in the global commercial use of Optical Networking 2.0. In the future, we will cooperate with XL Axiata to achieve more innovations, continuously improve its network O&M efficiency, and build an all-optical transport network centered on user experience, enabling XL Axiata to seize strategic opportunities in the 5G era."

Under this backdrop, XL Axiata has applied Huawei's Optical Networking 2.0 solution to significantly simplify network architecture and build a simplified transport network oriented to the Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) and 5G era.

This solution uses the industry's first OXC (all-optical cross-connect) device to build a 3D-mesh backbone network and enable one-hop connection between sites to implement fast end-to-end service provisioning. It also promotes the extension of optical networks to end nodes on the network and builds a simplified 5G-ready metro network based on the industry's highest-integration MS-OTN product and industry's first 6-mode-in-1 MA5800 optical access platform.

The end-to-end all-optical integrated service transport network helps XL Axiata effectively address the challenges of 10-times bandwidth, 1/10 latency, 100-times network connections, and 10-times network complexity in the 5G era, as XL Axiata evolves toward becoming an all-service operator.

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