NSN Deployed in Indonesia

ICON+ expands bandwidth on Sumatra; optical network and managed services from Nokia Siemens improve broadband Internet access

March 19, 2010

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JAKARTA -- PT Indonesia Comnets Plus (ICON+) is expanding its backbone network to Sumatra to meet customer demand for bandwidth. Nokia Siemens Networks’ managed services business is implementing and managing the network built with its hiT 7300 dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) optical network platform. ICON+ is a subsidiary of National Electricity Company (PT PLN) and currently operates backbone networks, including mobile backhaul services, across the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali.

“We chose Nokia Siemens Networks technology for our backbone network across Sumatra to ensure that we have an optical network platform that can rapidly expand its bandwidth capacity over the long term,” said Muljo Adji AG, president director, ICON+. “In addition, we expect Nokia Siemens Networks’ managed services to save us money through increased operational efficiency. The collaboration will benefit our customers through greater backbone network capacity, better service quality and improved coverage.”

“Mobile operators around the world are experiencing a surge in data usage thanks to the growing popularity of smart devices, and this is placing greater demand on backbone network operators like ICON+,” said Richard Kitts, head of the Indonesia region at Nokia Siemens Networks. “Our DWDM platform offers ICON+ an attractive total cost of ownership option for providing optical networks in locations with lower population densities, while our managed service means that ICON+ can simplify operations and focus on its core strengths.”

The DWDM platform is simple to upgrade and operate, helping to lower operating expenditures and minimize the cost of increasing network capacity reducing the “cost-per-bit”. Under the managed services contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will provide preventive and corrective maintenance for ICON+’s 3600 kilometers of fiber optic backbone across Sumatra. ICON+ will have the support of Nokia Siemens Networks’ field services team in Indonesia and its expertise in the maintenance of DWDM networks. The contract also involves end-to-services, including those offered by Nokia Siemens Networks’ remote Global Network Solutions Centers such as fault management, configuration management and performance management.

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