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As the momentum for the next-generation infrastructure gathers pace, comms technology and services provider Ericsson has been selected by Indonesia’s XL Axiata to modernise its network with 5G-ready routers.
XLaxiata Ericsson 12March2019
The new IP mobile backhaul transformation project will take place over the next three years in and will see the implementation of Router 6000 hardware, software and customer support. This says Ericsson will prepare XL Axiata’s network for future 5G requirements and support the significant increase in the number of connected devices and data traffic on the network.

Increasing video usage is the main driver behind the growth in mobile data traffic and the upgrade prepares XL Axiata for this. 5G networks will support broadcast-quality mobile video traffic continues to grow, driven by increased viewing time, online embedded video and streaming services, plus the evolution toward higher resolutions.

All the XL Axiata sites selected to be modernised will have a Router 6000 which is optimized for 10/100G connectivity, high throughput, low latency and best in class buffering. With Router 6000, the network will also have IPsec capability for enhanced security and high accuracy internal clock for best performance. All these means the network will be ready for 5G. The rollout will start in Q2 2019.

“We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with Ericsson with state of the art transmission equipment,” said XL Axiata director Yessie D. Yosetya. “We believe this will increase our network capacity performance and also beneficial for our customers to deliver a good user experience. This is one of our initiatives into the 5G era.”

Added Jerry Soper, head of Ericsson Indonesia: “We are committed to support XL Axiata by building the highest quality network that provides an outstanding user experience. The transport network needs to be 5G-ready for the smooth evolution of the network to 5G and we are delighted to partner XL Axiata for the same.”