US Company to Support Private Network Rollout in Indonesia

February 2024

Aviat Networks, a global provider of microwave transport and backhaul solutions headquartered in Texas, recently announced a strategic collaboration agreement with Indonesia-based wireless network operator PT Smartfren Telecom to deliver high speed, ultra-reliable wireless connectivity, private wireless indoor and outdoor networks, and industry digitalization and automation services to private networks customers across the Southeast Asian country.

According to independent analyst and consultancy firm Omdia, by 2027, private Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and 5G networks combined will have a total market size of USD 7.4 billion worldwide. This partnership intends to leverage the capabilities of both companies to deliver Internet of Thigs (IoT) technology, 4G/5G private networks, and ICT solutions to Indonesian private networks and enterprises including hospitals, agriculture, mining, buildings, oil/gas companies, factories, smart cities, and other vertical industries.

The objective of the agreement is to capture this market opportunity by enhancing the competitive positioning, and better serving Indonesian clientele through pre-sales and solution engineering, joint sales and market opportunity development, and integrated customer service and support.

As a result of a recent acquisition, Aviat is now the leading wireless transport provider in the Indonesian market and offers a comprehensive portfolio of wireless transport and access solutions, along with local presence throughout the country. Aviat will serve as solutions provider for all equipment and services related to Smartfren’s private networks offering.

With approximately 36 million subscribers at the end of 2022, Smartfren is the number four mobile operator in Indonesia and one of the top 10 largest in Southeast Asia.

(Source: Aviat Networks)

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