Telkomsel started the road to 5G in Indonesia together with Huawei

2017-04-17 14:04:32 |

Telkomsel announced Indonesia's first FDD Massive MIMO demonstration in collaboration with Huawei, according to a company release published on April 14, 2017. The demonstration achieved 5 times capacity of traditional FDD LTE 2x2 MIMO. As Massive MIMO is one of the key technologies of 5G, this successful demonstration realizes 5G-like experience in 4.5G network, and also marks 4.5G evolution, the beginning of 5G journey for Telkomsel 2017.
Telkomsel started building LTE network since the end of 2014. The number of LTE users have now reached more than 19 million. Telkomsel is consistently on top in terms of user experience as measured by active users for 12 consecutive months in 2016.
With a large number of active LTE users, Indonesia users' data demand grows quickly. The heavy usage will inevitably lead to network congestion in high traffic areas. With scarce spectrum availability and challenging site acquisitions, solutions addressing capacity and efficiency of spectrum utilization is the most valuable for Telkomsel to address network congestions.
Telkomsel and Huawei set up a joint innovation center, for the research of large-capacity and evolution solution to 5G. Massive MIMO and other new technologies are proposed to enhance network capacity.

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