Telkomsel Indonesia preps for 5G with Ericsson core

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Telkomsel, Indonesia’s largest mobile service provider, picked Ericsson’s network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) core network technology for a major core network upgrade as it moves towards 5G deployment.

“Cloud solutions will help meet the growing demand for new network services to enhance productivity and efficiency,” said Ivan C Permana, VP for network cloud management at Telkomsel.

“Ericsson’s NFVI solution is ready for 5G technology and IoT, which will be of use to all operators and enterprise customers,” Permana said. “The benefits of 5G will range from reduced data transfer time, dedicated network slicing to an optimal distribution of the network’s core capabilities.”

Ericsson’s core network solutions promises to enable Telkomsel to improve speed, efficiency and agility for its current business and for future opportunities.

With increasing Radio Access Network (RAN) speeds and the growing need for low latency, service providers also face the need to evolve core networks to advanced and flexible architecture that includes distribution to the network edge.

The deployment of Ericsson’s NFVI solution, together with Ericsson Cloud Packet Core, is a significant step towards making Telkomsel’s network 5G-ready.

Also, Telkomsel will benefit from scalable software architecture, reduced time to market for new services, lower total cost of ownership, and faster responses to changing consumer and enterprise demands.

“The technology-leading strength of Ericsson’s core network abilities continues to attract the attention of service providers globally as they transform their networks to 5G and IoT,” said Jerry Soper, head of Ericsson Indonesia.

“As a key platform for 5G Core, our NFVI and Cloud Packet Core solution will help to meet the evolving needs of Telkomsel’s customers and enable the swift deployment of future new use cases and innovative solutions,” Soper said.