Indosat, Nokia Siemens conduct 1800 MHz LTE trial in Indonesia

Indosat, Indonesia’s leading operator, and Nokia Siemens Networks have
conducted the country’s first LTE field trial in the 1800 MHz band.

The trial is based on FDD-LTE technology and showcases Indosat’s network
readiness to re-farm the existing 1800 MHz frequency band. The trial took place
in Surabaya and Bali in the presence of government representatives and
regulatory authorities.

“LTE brings a new generation of communications to Indonesia,” said Hans
C. Moritz, director and chief technology officer, Indosat.

“Nokia Siemens Networks was an obvious choice for the trial due to its
large installed base and ability to deliver LTE in the 1800 MHz frequency band.
The company’s technology leadership and excellent support services can help us
re-use our existing 1800 MHz band, currently used for 2G services, for future
LTE services,” Moritz added.

During the trial, the companies showcased innovative applications such
as e-doctor and e-education in the cities of Surabaya and Denpasar, which
enabled a patient to remotely consult a doctor, and a lecturer to teach
students, through video conferencing. In addition, 3D video streaming and CCTV
camera surveillance were demonstrated.

“Use of mobile broadband is growing at an unprecedented rate in
Indonesia. Operators, therefore need to increase their focus on accommodating
data traffic and providing faster data services,” said Harald Preiss, head of
the customer team at Nokia Siemens Networks.

“With LTE, operators such as Indosat will be able to offer increased
throughput of up to 100 Mbps with a latency, or delay of only 10 milliseconds.
More importantly, operators will be able to reduce cost per bit by up to 50
percent,” Preiss added.

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