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Nokia and 3 Indonesia unleash more capacity for 4G customers

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Nokia and 3 Indonesia unleash more capacity for 4G customers

  • Nokia deploys its first 3G-4G dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) solution in Indonesia to help 3 Indonesia efficiently extend 4G bandwidth
  • 3 Indonesia LTE subscribers gain network capacity boost to enjoy more data  

15 April 2020

Jakarta, Indonesia – Nokia has deployed its 3G-4G dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technology in 3 Indonesia's live network infrastructure to help the operator dynamically extend its 4G bandwidth when the demand for 3G subsides. The operator has just concluded a trial of Nokia's DSS software upgrade in Makassar, the capital city of Sulawesi, prior to a nationwide deployment. The trial extended 1.8 MHz of 4G bandwidth resulting in unleashing eighteen percent more spectrum for 4G customers without compromising 3G services.

In Indonesia, as the demand for 3G starts to decrease, the migration to 4G becomes one of the hottest topics for operators. Nokia’s state-of-the-art DSS technology allows 3 Indonesia to quickly extend 4G spectrum by reducing 3G spectrum in a dynamic fashion. DSS is based on the actual usage demands of both 3G and 4G customers which varies significantly in different geographic locations and different times of the day. As it is performed automatically without the operator’s manual intervention, 3 Indonesia is able to manage the spectrum resource efficiently to support customer demand.

Desmond Cheung, CTO, 3 Indonesia said, "Growing our subscriber base with limited spectrum is one of our major challenges but Nokia's dynamic spectrum sharing technology gives us more network capacity for the seamless transition from 3G to 4G. We are very happy to work with Nokia to bring in this new technology to Indonesia so as to increase the network capacity and data speed to meet the ever increasing data demands."

Andrew Cope, Vice President of Mobile Networks in Asia Pacific & Japan at Nokia, said, "We have been a long-standing partner of 3 Indonesia and are happy that 3 can pioneer our 3G-4G DSS technology implementation in Indonesia. The successful trial demonstrates our leadership in helping our customers to optimize their networks efficiently."


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About 3 Indonesia
3 Indonesia under the brand ‘3’ is one of the leading mobile communication service providers in Indonesia that operates a nationwide network with licensed 2G, 3G/WCDMA, 4G LTE GSM. 3 brings mobile lifestyle experience powered by 4G/4G LTE in over 33,000 villages in Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Java, Bali and Lombok, with 16,000 km of fiber optic.

Since its establishment in 2007, 3 Indonesia has grown to be a mobile lifestyle provider. 95% of its customers are young and digital-savvy users. The success of 3 Indonesia is built on its commitment to provide good user experience at the best value for customers, as well as the spirit to empower Indonesian youth.

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