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Telkomsel and Ericsson Partner Up for Net Zero Target and 5G Evolution Journey in Indonesia

  • Telkomsel has strategically partnered with Ericsson to activate cutting-edge Radio Access Network (RAN) Energy Efficiency features as well as trial 5G Standalone (SA) technology.
  • Through a partnership with Ericsson, Telkomsel can strengthen business sustainability in operational aspects by enhancing its technical capabilities to provide innovative, reliable, and environmentally sustainable telecommunications solutions.
  • This commitment also marks their collaboration to support Indonesia in achieving its Net Zero 2060 goal and reducing carbon emissions by 2030.
Press release
Feb 27, 2024
Telkomsel and Ericsson Partner Up for Net Zero Target and 5G Evolution Journey in Indonesia

Jakarta, 27 February 2024 – Telkomsel has formed a strategic collaboration with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to activate cutting-edge Radio Access Network (RAN) Energy Efficiency features as well as trial 5G Standalone (SA) technology in the existing Ericsson area in Telkomsel’s network. The collaboration is formalized with the signing of a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) on 26 February 2024 at Fira Gran Via, coinciding with the Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona, Spain. This collaborative effort aligns with Telkomsel's commitment to become the best digital telco service provider in the region by consistently delivering environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and efficient services through the utilization of cutting-edge technology. This commitment also marks their collaboration to support Indonesia in achieving its Net Zero 2060 goal and reducing carbon emissions by 2030.

Telkomsel's Director of Network, Indra Mardiatna, stated, “Telkomsel is committed to actively contributing to Indonesia's goals of reducing carbon emissions for environmental sustainability with our ESG program initiative, Telkomsel Jaga Bumi. Therefore, through a partnership with Ericsson, Telkomsel can strengthen business sustainability in operational aspects by enhancing its technical capabilities to provide innovative, reliable, and environmentally sustainable telecommunications solutions tailored to the diverse needs of society and industries in Indonesia. By harnessing the latest advancements in 5G technology and adopting best practices in energy efficiency, Telkomsel aspires to catalyze positive change, realizing a more sustainable and inclusive future for all segments of society."

Head of Ericsson Indonesia, Krishna Patil, added, “Ericsson is pleased to be able to support Telkomsel as one of the leading Indonesian operators by providing world-class technologies to unlock the full potential of 5G while at the same time enabling sustainable growth in Indonesia. This is part of Ericsson’s commitment along with our customers to capture the full value of 5G and accelerate the digital transformation in the country.”

Ericsson’s RAN Energy Efficiency features will enable radios to automatically enter a low power state in the hours where network traffic is relatively low and disable the functionality during peak traffic hours. This will empower Telkomsel to handle growing data demand while at the same time reducing energy consumption, with no compromise on mobile user experience.

These initiatives are integral to Telkomsel and Ericsson's collective agreement to achieve Net Zero targets whilst also reducing operational expenditure (OPEX). According to the Net Zero Summit and B20 Investment Forum, Indonesia is committed to cut carbon emissions, aiming for net-zero emissions by 2060 or even earlier. Aligned with the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) document, Indonesia pledged to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 29% through domestic efforts and 41% through international collaboration by the year 2030.

In addition, both companies have agreed to continue the 5G evolution journey, from 5G NSA (Non-Standalone) commercial deployment into exploration of 5G SA, as well as capturing new use cases by exploring Ericsson’s Reduced Capability (RedCap) software .Ericsson RedCap is a new radio access network (RAN) software solution that creates new 5G use cases and enables more 5G connections from devices such as smartwatches, other wearables, and industrial sensors and AR/VR devices.

“Telkomsel's steadfast dedication to delivering cutting-edge and environmentally sustainable digital connectivity services in Indonesia embodies its commitment to implementing Ecosystem, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles. Telkomsel strives to foster positive societal and environmental change by prioritizing these pillars, reflecting its core values to contribute to a sustainable future. In collaboration with Ericsson, Telkomsel endeavors to develop innovative solutions and provide leading digital services that drive sustainable development, cementing its position as a leader in responsible business practices within the telecommunications industry," Indra concluded.

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