NSN deploys Indonesia's first 900-MHz 3G network
Indonesia's PT Indosat has contracted Nokia Siemens to deploy 3G network infrastructure in four regions.
NSN is set to install equipment for what will be Indonesia's first 3G services on the 900-MHz band. Indosat will be offering GSM and 3G services simultaneously over the band, as per the terms of a mobile license granted in September.
The operator is betting on adoption of wireless data services to stimulate revenue growth in a market fast approaching voice saturation. The deployment will cover Central and East Java, Sumatra, and Kalimantan.
NSN will also upgrade Indosat's RAN infrastructure to support the new 3G services, in a deal that also covers support services, including emergency support, hardware maintenance and third-party training.