JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Customers of Telkomsel, Indonesia’s largest telecom operator, now enjoy higher quality voice and data services with improved network capacity, speed and coverage, thanks to Nokia Solutions and Networks. The operator upgraded its GSM and 3G HSPA+ network across the country using NSN’s radio and core network as well as comprehensive services. In addition, NSN provided its refarming services for the 1800 MHz GSM band, helping Telkomsel successfully provide 4G LTE services for the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) CEO Summit in Bali, Indonesia, from October 1 to 8.
Indonesia’s first public LTE network at the APEC CEO Summit provided ultra-fast mobile broadband services for about 5,000 delegates and participants attending the event. During the LTE test conducted before the summit, the 4G network successfully demonstrated a download speed of up to 70 Mbps (megabits per second) to analysts and journalists. The LTE network provided coverage throughout the summit venue and at other places such as Ngurah Rai International Airport and hotels in the Nusa Dua territory.