Indosat turns to Alcatel-Lucent to supercharge mobile broadband services in Indonesia
Transition to high-performance Internet protocol and packet microwave technologies to improve speed and efficiency for video and other services and lay the groundwork for evolution to 4G LTE
Paris, December 18, 2012 – Indosat, one of Indonesia’s leading communications service providers, has selected Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) to dramatically boost the capacity of data connections that support its mobile broadband network. This move will prepare Indosat’s network for the introduction of the latest high-speed 3G mobile broadband services, and lay the groundwork for the introduction of future technologies.
Demand is exploding in Indonesia for services such as high-speed Internet access, video and social networking on mobile devices. To address this demand Indosat is upgrading its data transport and mobile backhaul networks throughout the country with state-of-the-art Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) and microwave packet transport technology from Alcatel-Lucent to support all of its mobile broadband offerings. This transformation will enable Indosat to streamline its network, helping improve performance and reliability while cutting operational costs.
Hans Morizt, Director & Chief Technology Officer of Indosat said: “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. The all-IP infrastructure from Alcatel-Lucent addresses all of these requirements, and gives us the flexibility we will need to meet our customers’ expectations far into the future.”
Rajeev Singh-Molares, President, Asia Pacific of Alcatel-Lucent said: “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.”
About the Alcatel-Lucent technology solution provided to Indosat
Alcatel-Lucent is supplying Indosat with a comprehensive 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. Alcatel-Lucent – in partnership with Datacomm – will also provide a wide set of services and expertise in the areas such as project management, consulting and design, integration services, installation, deployment and maintenance.
About Alcatel-Lucent’s Mobile Backhaul Solution
Alcatel-Lucent has already deployed more than 200 mobile backhaul networks for operators around the world and holds #1 market share according to ABI Research (Mobile Network Backhaul, September 2012). Recent contracts with leading mobile operators such as Russia’s VimpelCom, India’s Bharti Airtel and US regional operator C-Spire highlight the traction Alcatel-Lucent is seeing across the mobile backhaul portfolio.
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent was named one of MIT Technology Review’s 2012 Top 50 list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” for breakthroughs such as lightRadio™, which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks while delivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission – Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.
With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billion in 2011 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.