Smartfren and Aviat  partner to support private network rollout in Indonesia

An industry agreement intended to address industry digitalisation and automation in private networks across Indonesia has been signed by wireless transport and access solutions company Aviat Networks, and mobile operator Smartfren Telecom.

The partners aim to deliver high speed, ultra-reliable wireless connectivity, private wireless indoor and outdoor networks, and industry digitalisation and automation services to private network customers across Indonesia.

As private LTE and 5G network growth continues, this partnership will, we are told, leverage the capabilities of both companies to deliver 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 companies’ 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 its recent acquisition of NEC’s wireless transport business, Aviat says it is now the leading wireless transport provider in the Indonesian market and offers a comprehensive portfolio of wireless transport and access solutions, along with a 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 ten largest in Southeast Asia.