Motorola Wins Indonesian CDMA Contract
Published on: 9th Apr 2003
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Indonesia's PT. Telkom has selected a Motorola CDMA2000 1X system for deployment in the ten provinces of Sumatra. Sumatra is one of the largest islands and one of the fastest growing areas in Indonesia. The estimated contract value for the initial phase of the CDMA2000 1X network rollout is nearly USD30 million with allowances for additional capacity should PT. Telkom decide to expand the network. The network is set for commercial deployment in April 2003 and will run on the 800 MHz band.
"Motorola has a long history of success in the CDMA market, and has a leadership position in the number of CDMA2000 1X network contracts worldwide," said Simon Leung, senior vice president and general manager of Motorola's Global Telecom Solutions Sector Asia Pacific Region.
Motorola's CDMA2000 1X architecture builds upon existing 2G or 2.5G networks by adding packet based network elements. For the PT. Telkom network, these network elements include the access node from Motorola's global strategic alliance partner Cisco Systems, that enables the radio access network to be Internet Protocol (IP) capable. With Cisco's access node, Motorola's CDMA2000 1X radio network offers a standards compliant solution that offers incremental features such as enhanced availability and scalability that help address the most critical needs of mobile wireless operators."