XL Axiata to deploy small cells from Ericsson

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Indonesia's XL Axiata will deploy small cells from Ericsson to help improve in-building coverage for the operator's subscribers.

XL Axiata will commence its small cell rollout at the Jakarta International Airport before expanding to other locations.

Ericsson will provide a LTE and W-CDMA indoor small cell network based on its Radio Dot System and Micro Remote Radio Unit technologies.

Under the terms of the deal, Ericsson will also provide design, implementation, project management and tuning services for the deployment.

“We see Ericsson's Radio Dot solution as the right fit to our commitment to continuously improve the mobile service experience for our customers,” XL Axiata president director Dian Siswarini said.

“With the solution, XL Axiata's subscribers will enjoy a better indoor experience, whereas we also enjoy the fast and easy deployment of the system.”

Ericsson head of Indonesia and Timor Leste Thomas Jul added that small cells can help operators solve the challenges that are particular to indoor environments in terms of complexity, scalability and service continuity, while helping meet customer demands for high availability and service quality. 

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