PT Indosat Tbk, Indonesia’s second largest mobile phone carrier, has selected NEC Corp. to implement a mobile backhaul IP migration project that utilizes existing networks to transfer systems into the latest IP structure. The project will utilize NEC’s ultra-compact PASOLINK microwave communications systems and CX2600 service consolidation switches.

As traffic annually increases due to the diffusion of broadband through 3G, demand from the Indonesian mobile infrastructure market to quickly implement all-IP systems that utilize existing infrastructure continues to grow.

In order to remain competitive throughout Indonesia’s fierce battle for domestic market share, Indosat is seeking to have its entire 3G network prepared for IP at the earliest possible stage. This latest project capitalizes on the CX2600 to manage existing legacy circuits and bundle them into an IP structure. The system is then incorporated with PASOLINK technologies in order to create an all-IP-based mobile backhaul that holds operational costs in check by taking advantage of existing infrastructure and smoothly transferring to IP.