Indosat Ooredoo and Cisco launch SRv6-based 5G-ready transport network

Indosat Ooredoo and Cisco launch SRv6-based 5G-ready transport network

Indosat Ooredoo has partnered with Cisco for Southeast Asia’s first commercial deployment of segment routing over IPv6 (SRv6) to support the development of its 5G services across Indonesia.

Together with Cisco, Indosat Ooredoo is transforming its transport infrastructure into a state-of-the-art, programmable, 5G-ready transport network supported by IPv6 segment routing technology (SRv6) with Network Slicing, which enables a simple, scalable, agile, and reliable network to meet the needs of retail and business segment customers.

Indosat Ooredoo will use the technology alongside its wide fibre optic network expansions to support Indonesia’s growing demand for mobile data consumption. SRv6 intelligent routing functionality enables deterministic routing paths to guarantee high quality and low latency on-demand services with faster data connectivity and full automation required to serve digital communities throughout Indonesia.

The fully automated SRv6 infrastructure will allow Indosat Ooredoo to accommodate the new requirements of 5G use cases of many business segments and industries. Additionally, the operator will be able to seamlessly migrate the currently existing network to the next generation software-defined network to improve customer’s digital experience, with optimised TCO as one of the key elements of its network automation and digital transformation strategy.

“This will allow us to deliver fast, on-demand, high-quality low-latency connectivity services for 5G, cloud computing and IoT for both consumers and enterprises across Indonesia establishing a strong foundation for 5G architecture moving forward to support Indonesia’s vision as a fully digital nation”, said Medhat Elhusseiny, Chief Technology and Information Officer of Indosat Ooredoo.

Sanjay Kaul, President of APJ Service Provider at Cisco, said: “With the launch of SRv6 network programming, Indosat Ooredoo is pioneering the next phase of IP networking through simplification, automation, and championing the needs of its customers. With the capabilities provided by SRv6, Indosat Ooredoo, powered by Cisco, aims to support Indonesia as it continues its digital economic transformation to drive operational efficiencies, customer experience, as well as product and service innovation across their organisations.”

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