Nokia inks deal to expand Hutchison 3 Indonesia’s core network

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Telecom network maker Nokia has bagged an order to expand Hutchison 3 Indonesia’s core network to meet mobile data demands in Indonesia.

Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world after China and India, is experiencing rapid smartphone and 3G data adoption. As a result, H3I is seeing data traffic double approximately every nine months.

Nokia will supply H3I with packet core technology in some of important cities in Indonesia, such as Surabaya, Semarang, Solo and Yogyakarta, which are considered the most densely populated cities in the country.

Nokia technology will help H3I utilise its network resources better to deliver a differentiated service experience, while laying the foundation for network evolution to allow it to meet future customer data demands.

Randeep Singh Sekhon, president director, Hutchison 3 Indonesia, said: “We are pleased to have Nokia’s services and technology expertise at our side as we evolve our core network to meet the speed and quality needs of a growing number of connected consumers and business users in Indonesia.”

Mobile broadband usage in Indonesia dominates fixed Internet connectivity, with strong growth over the last few years. The number of mobile subscribers exceeded 320 million at the start of 2016. Fixed broadband penetration remained under 2 percent, with broadband household penetration at 5 percent.