NTT has completed an end-to-end network consolidation project for Smartfren Telecom, upgrading their network infrastructure to deliver next-generation connectivity in Indonesia.
The telecommunications company headquartered in Jakarta had a legacy infrastructure that was straining to meet the demands for ultra-low latency connectivity.
“With the rising popularity of 4K video and 5G application requirement among enterprise customers coming up, we recognise the need to retool our network infrastructure,” said Puneet Garg, the CTO Enterprise at Smartfren.
The telecommunications provider needed a network solution that could flexibly and securely scale up with increasing bandwidth demands and improve time-to-market.
Smartfren chose NTT to deliver stronger connectivity to their customers, especially catering to the rising work-from-home workforce catalysed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We take pride in our expertise to drive business agility with intelligent networking, and to ensure our clients are well poised to capitalise on future opportunities,” said Hendra Lesmana, the CEO of NTT Indonesia Solutions.
To address Smartfren’s challenges, NTT integrated a software-defined network optimised routing platform from Cisco ASR 9000 series, which is designed to help service providers become 5G-ready and able to distribute applications at the edge.
An F5 Intelligent DNS scale reference architecture was also deployed to provide a strong Domain Name System foundation to help Smartfren respond faster and provide hyperscale on demand.
The successful implementation provided Smartfren with the capacity to scale and build a roadmap to future proof its business and cater to future demands.
In August 2020, NTT Global Data Centers announced its intention to expand out into Indonesia with the country’s largest data center known as Indonesia Jakarta 3 Data Center, which will go live in the first half of 2021. The new campus in Bekasi, Indonesia will be capable of 45MW of critical IT load once fully developed.
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