Indosat selects NEC and NetCracker for OSS transformation

Indosat, a telecom services provider in Indonesia, has selected NEC and NetCracker to enable its OSS transformation.

As part of the OSS deal, NetCracker will deliver its OSS solution to help Indosat develop, provide and support enterprise services.
Indonesia’s third largest telecoms operator by subscribers recently said its revenues increased 1 percent to $1.85 billion in 2014 — driven primarily by 0.5 percent growth in cellular revenues to IDR19.481 trillion.

Telecom capex (capital spending) of Indosat was IDR6.443 trillion in 2014 — primarily on network modernization, plus capacity and coverage expansion to cater for future demand needs for fixed and mobile data.
Indosat Indonesia
Indosat had 63.2 million mobile subscribers December 2014. The company operated 40,229 base transceiver stations (BTS) as of 31 December 2014, including 22,166 2G sites and 18,063 3G sites. It added 3,295 2G sites and 12,654 3G sites in 2014.

“NetCracker’s OSS solution will provide a number of critical advantages, including a reduction in the cost and effort needed to maintain numerous platforms and the ability to augment customer experience by acquiring better insight into customer- and network-facing operations,” said John Martin Thompson, chief technology officer at Indosat.

The NetCracker OSS solution will help Indosat reduce Capex and Opex by enabling more efficient use of network assets and reducing the costs of maintenance. The NetCracker platform will also assist in acquiring market share and generating more revenue.

NetCracker will migrate data from existing in-house sources and networks to its OSS solution.

Baburajan K
editor@telecomlead.com