Telecom network vendor ZTE today said it assisted Smartfren Telecom to launch 4G LTE-Advanced network in Indonesia.
Smartfren has a customer base of 11.9 million till Q2 2015. In Q3 2015, Smartfren launched the first nationwide 4G LTE-Advanced service, providing customers with the widest 4G LTE network coverage in Indonesia.
ZTE said the 4G LTE-Advanced services support both the FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE standards. Smartfren launched 4G LTE-Advanced in Jakarta on 19 August, and coverage areas include 22 major cities of Indonesia. ZTE supplied 4G LTE solutions including eNB (evolved node B), Cloud Radio and eHRPD to deliver better customer experience.
“LTE-Advanced will enable our customers to enjoy improved multimedia streaming, online games, cloud storage and video conferencing,” said Smartfren Chief Executive Officer Paul Hodges.
Smartfren leverages both TDD and FDD technologies to get best of both technologies: high capacity and throughput on TDD at 2300 MHz and large coverage with FDD at 850 Mhz.
“With this combination, we can offer the best broadband experience,” said Smartfren Chief Technology Officer Christian Daigneault.
ZTE has signed 185 4G LTE/EPC commercial contracts globally. Some of the 4G clients of ZTE include Bharti Airtel, China Mobile, China Telecom, Hutchison, Softbank, Telenor, TeliaSonera, Vodafone, VimpelCom, MTN and Telefonica.