Sunday, March 15, 2009

Telkomsel Selects Nokia Siemens Networks

Indonesian mobile operator Telkomsel has signed a new frame agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks to greatly expand its existing network coverage, boost capacity and improve performance. The deal covers the supply, deployment and integration of WCDMA/HSPA radio access networks (RAN) as well as 2G business support system (BSS) and services solutions in the country. This includes the supply of Nokia Siemens Networks' most energy efficient, Flexi base station. Financial terms were not disclosed.

NSN noted that the Indonesian market holds tremendous potential for mobile voice and data services, with active subscribers making up less than half a population of 240 million.

Sarwoto Atmosutarno, CEO Telkomsel, said, "This year, by collaborating with various network vendors, Telkomsel will deploy 4000 new base stations, with a total investment of USD1.5 billion, which is an effort to provide a level of communications comfort to herald the new era of quality-based services as promoted by the government.