Indonesia-based mobile telecommunications services operator XL Axiata has revealed that under its ongoing 4G LTE network rollout programme it has now switched on its signal in most of the sub-districts in West Kalimantan province.
The Jakarta-headquartered mobile network operator said in a press release that under the government-led initiative to accelerate and develop telecommunications and data network infrastructure throughout Indonesia, within the past year, XL Axiata has intensively built a 4G network, in the form of more than 260 4G BTS, to remote rural areas that were previously unreachable.
This initiative is part of the implementation of XL Axiata's commitment at the age of 25 to Build a Digital Indonesia, it said.
Group Head of XL Axiata for the Jabodetabek & Kalimantan Region who also oversees the West Kalimantan area, Rd. Sofia Purbayanti, said, “Data traffic throughout West Kalimantan has increased by 215% in the last two years. Therefore, we must continue to build a 4G network, both to improve the quality of service, as well as to expand to areas that are new and have great potential. Along with network development, we also continue to fiberize the network to increase capacity, so that customer convenience will also increase.”
According to Sofia, currently, XL Axiata's 4G network throughout West Kalimantan Province has reached 75% of the existing districts or 129 districts, covering a total of 901 subdistricts/villages, with more than 418 thousand subscribers. To support services throughout the province of West Kalimantan, XL Axiata operates more than 1,000 4G BTS.
Sofia added that the existence of the 4G network in the West Kalimantan region is also an implementation of XL Axiata's commitment to contribute to increasing digital literacy for people who live in remote rural areas. The availability of a quality internet network and increasing digital literacy will encourage productivity and help people adapt to various means of the digital economy.