XL Axiata modernises transport network for 5G with Infinera

Created April 23, 2019
Technologies and Products

XL Axiata, one of Indonesia’s leading telecommunication service providers, has expanded it’s South Sumatra terrestrial network and its Singapore-to-Jakarta subsea network via B2JS (Jakarta-Bangka-Batam-Singapore) with the Infinera XTC platform, leveraging Infinera’s Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4).

Offering an array of products and services, ranging from voice, SMS and value-added services to mobile data, covering more than 94% of the population throughout Indonesia, the XL Axiata transport infrastructure spans over 45,000 kilometres of fibre optics. The Infinera solution, delivered in collaboration with local partner Lintas Teknologi, ensures XL Axiata is ready to offer capacity with speed and efficiency, as demanded by its customers, today and as its network evolves to 5G.

“As one of Southeast Asia’s largest economies, modernising the network in Indonesia to ensure 5G-readiness is a priority,” said Ms. Yessie Dianty Yosetya, CTO at XL Axiata (pictured). “Our partnership with Infinera and Lintas Teknologi has been critical to help us achieve this milestone. Further, the performance of Infinera’s ICE4 solution for this subsea and terrestrial network upgrade enables the delivery of cloud-scale capacity that is simple and operationally efficient, with the benefit of intelligent Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching that accelerates our ability to deliver services faster.”

“Cloud scale and 5G both represent bandwidth-thirsty markets that require leading-edge optical engines and scalable platforms that are easy to operate,” said Bob Jandro, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Infinera. “Our partnership with XL Axiata and Lintas Teknologi to build a state-of-the-art optical network in Southeast Asia reinforces our commitment to bringing leading technology that delivers on capacity, reliability and innovation all over the world.”

Infinera’s XTC Series combines the benefits of photonic integrated circuit technology, integrated packet-aware OTN switching and the flexibility to address subsea, long-haul, regional and metro networks. Infinera’s ICE4 offers network operators the combined benefits of scalable multi-terabit optical super-channel capacity and industry-leading capacity-reach performance for distances from metro to subsea. These benefits enable the resiliency required as operators make their networks 5G-ready.

For more information, visit www.xl.co.id

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.