Exploring OpenRAN & 5G as technologies of future

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OpenRAN & 5G

Jitendra: One question that we have is one of the emerging trends that we see in the world is basically the deployment of high-density cables where you have ribbonize, cables which are some of them are rollable ribbons or traditional ribbons trying to fit all, not more fiber into a certain footprint which addresses some issues of the capacity, right of way, trade-off have just interested in understanding. How you are thinking about some of these technologies which are just starting to roll out across the world in various geography is like Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia as well on in terms of high fiber count ribbonized cables.

Mr I Gede Darmayusa: It’s a good opportunity to assess. But of course, capex and opex need to be balanced.

Jitendra: With the coming of 5G what your preparations are, so was curious as to, whether you exploring technologies like openRAN for 5G and where you see that going in the future?

Mr I Gede Darmayusa: Assessing for 5G thing is still two or three years from now in Indonesia. The biggest challenges. We don’t have spectrum, the idea spectrum for 5G. Even though we get the information from the government, I think it will take some time because is still being pulled by satellite corporations. Right. But again, whatever we doing now is part of a journey toward 5G. So we don’t want to be lack behind because 5G is all about fiber the way we talk about openRAN.

We are doing PoC for openRAN because again, even though 5G is still two or three years, we can use this openRAN for LTE. And if it’s really like what they promised to bring the opex’s down, bring the CAPEX down as a CEO is much, much lower compared to the existing vendor. As a company, Like XL become very efficient in course is always the main objective and for fiber at the end side. It’s only like fiber to quarter, but for the backbone that’s basically we try as much as possible to bring the fiber to the site. We combine to confirm the fiber with what we have in mobile, and at the same time, we also have enterprise customers who want to be fiberized.

Jitendra: We do all with the current COVID pandemic, disrupting what are, data communications. You’re probably getting an increase in traffic like everybody else. We would like to know a little bit more about whether you think sustainable trend, whether the increase in traffic is something temporary, which is like know where you see that in terms of the traffic on the network.

Mr I Gede Darmayusa: I think the 2% of 3% growth is only a first like the first two or three weeks now it is flattening Now, even last month has been declining after the Libera of Indoor, Fitri and in July, normally is increasing. as a trend, so is not sustained. Growth is not sustained, but in total if we compare year on year, if we in a normal year like the 2019 year on year figure is for like 40% what we predict this year is around 55 to 60% so, like 15 to 20% increased from normal spending.

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