Nokia and Balitower partner to boost 5G services in Indonesia

Nokia and Balitower partner to boost 5G services in Indonesia

Nokia has announced that Balitower, a leading provider of telecommunication tower and network infrastructure in Indonesia, is extending its relationship with Nokia by using Nokia mobile transport solutions and services to upgrade its operations and network architecture.

The company is using Nokia’s mobile transport solutions and services to modernize its IP network as part of a three-year nationwide project. The partners say the initiative will allow Balitower to increase network capacity and reliability to deliver expanded 5G services for their customers.

Under the contract, Nokia will supply Balitower with routers providing a nationwide network, including the 7210 Service Access System (SAS) and 7250 Interconnect Router (IXR) with integrated global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers enabling highly accurate synchronization. Nokia will also provide its Network Services Platform (NSP), complemented with consultancy and professional services for network design and deployment.

Nokia says its mobile transport solutions’ compact size and extended temperature range of operation make them ideal for outdoor cabinet installations such as in cell site environments where they can provide maximum performance and endurance. The 7250 IXR addresses evolving radio access network (RAN) architectures including support for packet fronthaul using the enhanced common public radio interface (eCPRI) protocol, which improves the efficiency of 5G fronthaul.

Nokia adds that its mobile transport solution will provide Balitower a platform for the delivery of 5G services while ensuring a lower total cost of ownership for the provider.

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