• XL Axiata to deploy 4G/LTE and upgrade existing 2G and 3G networks to meet Indonesia's rapid-growing data-traffic
  • XL Axiata selects Ericsson as a turnkey partner for 4G/LTE design and implementation in Jakarta and Central Java

XL Axiata has signed a three-year contract with Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) for design and implementation of 4G/LTE network and upgrade of existing 2G and 3G networks in Jakarta and Central Java. The agreement includes all hardware, software and services to deliver 4G/LTE services for XL Axiata's subscribers.

This 4G/LTE network deployment will improve network capacity and enhance speeds to allow Indonesian users to enjoy improved smartphone and network performance, as well as faster web browsing and downloads.

Dian Siswarini, President Director and CEO of XL Axiata, says: "We are keen to work with Ericsson to bring this next generation technology to Indonesia. We are looking forward to the implementation of the 4G/LTE network and the improved mobile broadband experience this will deliver for our subscribers."

Thomas Jul, Head of Ericsson Indonesia and Timor Leste, says: "This contract demonstrates Ericsson's leadership in technology and services in Indonesia and further extends our long-standing relationship with XL Axiata. Ericsson's LTE solution will enable XL Axiata to deliver unique experiences for people, society and businesses, thus shaping and accelerating the Networked Society in Indonesia."

Ericsson is today present in all high traffic LTE markets including the US, Japan, and South Korea, and is ranked first for handling the most global LTE traffic - 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks.  Ericsson is number one in LTE market share within the world's top 100 cities. More than 220 LTE RAN and evolved Packet Core networks have been delivered worldwide, of which 170 are live commercially.

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About XL Axiata

PT XL Axiata Tbk. is one of the major cellular providers in Indonesia. PT XL Axiata Tbk. is (66.5%) owned by Axiata Group Berhad through Axiata Investments (Indonesia) Sdn Bhd and public (33.5%), and is part of Axiata Group ("Group"). The Group's mobile subsidiaries and associates operate under the brand name 'Celcom' in Malaysia, 'Dialog' in Sri Lanka, 'Robi' in Bangladesh, 'Smart' in Cambodia, 'Idea' in India and 'M1' in Singapore. For more information on XL, please visit www.XL.co.id

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