The Swedish firm said in a statement that with the average data usage of a smartphone set to increase by a factor of 10 on a 5G device in Indonesia, the technology being adopted would enable XL Axiata to prepare for the data deluge, simplify operations and secure 5G revenue.
The Ericsson Cloud Packet Core, includes applications such as Evolved Packet Gateway, and allows a distributed core network architecture to boost network performance in preparation for 5G.
The statement said when coupled with NFVI, the new core network would provide XL Axiata with an open and flexible solution, which could be used to deploy new technologies with built-in customisations and innovations.
XL Axiata chief technology officer Yessie Yosetya said: “Data consumption in Indonesia is growing rapidly and users are looking out for cutting-edge technologies every day.
"By investing in advanced Cloud Packet Core solutions, we will be able to remain at the forefront of technology and address the increasingly high demands of our tech-savvy customers.
"Ericsson is one of our key network partners and we are confident that this deployment will further enhance the quality of our network performance.”
Ericsson Indonesia chief Jerry Soper said: “Ericsson has been leading the virtual evolved packet core and NFVI market for several years now.
"The maturity of our software applications and stability of our operational performance, as well as our exceptional local delivery capabilities, were critical in winning XL Axiata’s confidence in our solutions.
"This deal is proof of our continued leadership in packet core as well as our commitment to working with XL Axiata in preparation for 5G services.”
The Ericsson Cloud Packet Core technology builds on virtual Evolved Packet Core applications and the company has committed.to supporting customers as they evolve from EPC to dual-mode 5G Cloud core operations, 5G EPC and 5G Core.
Ericsson’s NFVI solution enables operators to deploy virtual telecom, OSS, BSS, IT and media applications while keeping the total cost of ownership low.
Ericsson provides a pre-integrated solution to try out cloud-based applications with little risk; this solution is based on edge computing and container management capabilities.