Indosat taps Alcatel-Lucent to strengthen 3G mobile broadband network

Telecom Lead Asia: Indosat has selected Alcatel-Lucent to strengthen its mobile broadband network.

Indosat is planning to launch 3G mobile broadband services and introduce future technologies.

Indosat is upgrading its data transport and mobile backhaul networks with Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) and microwave packet transport technology from Alcatel-Lucent to support its mobile broadband offerings. This transformation will enable Indosat to streamline its network, helping improve performance and reliability while cutting operational costs.

“Our customers are looking to access a range of video, gaming, multimedia and social networking services on their mobile devices, which requires a faster mobile backhaul network to support the resulting data traffic. At the same time, we need a network that can grow quickly and address fast-evolving customer requirements, without breaking the bank,” said Hans Morizt, director and chief technology officer of Indosat.
Alcatel-Lucent is supplying IP/MPLS based Carrier Ethernet solution which includes its 7750 Service Router, 7705 Service Aggregation Router (SAR), and 5620 Service Aware Manager, as well as its 9500 Microwave Packet Radio platform.

“Indosat has been moving quickly to prepare its network for the demands of the future, and we are pleased to expand our collaboration into the mobile backhaul space. The modernization of Indosat’s network will enable them to continue the rapid expansion of their customer base, while introducing a wide array of new services without taxing their infrastructure,” said Rajeev Singh-Molares, president, Asia Pacific of Alcatel-Lucent.

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