The Indonesian telecommunications company Indosat has commissioned Pirelli and Siemens to deliver a turnkey high-speed optical fibre network.
The three subnetworks in East Java, Jakarta-Bandung and Sumatra cover a total of more than 1376 km and form the backbone for nationwide transport of both fixed network and mobile telephony data.
According to a statement, the order is worth around 20 million Euros and will consolidate the position of Siemens and Pirelli in Indonesia, generating more opportunities for future telecommunications projects in the region.
The Indonesian telecommunications market is said to offer further business opportunities due to its population of around 220 million and a fixed-line penetration coefficient of only 3%.
With this new high-speed optical fibre network, based on SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) technology, Indosat will have enough transport capacity to offer telecommunications services nationwide via its own backbone network.
Siemens IC Networks will provide the transmission equipment, as well as the cable and equipment installation, aiming to establish the complete solution within a six month timeframe. Pirelli will deliver the terrestrial cable, equipped with 24 new Pirelli SM Light fibres.