News Summary:

  • The first-of-its-kind partnership in Indonesia sets the stage for long-term expansion of XL Axiata’s mobile network in a strategic move to capture strong data traffic growth and boost user experience quality.
  • XL Axiata is deploying the Cisco Ultra Traffic Optimization (CUTO) software to further bolster its mobile network architecture in a cost-effective, easily deployable, and efficient manner.

With more than 57 million subscribers in Indonesia, XL Axiata is one of the country’s largest cellular service providers in the country. Equipped with an extensive network coverage of close to 460 cities, XL Axiata is continuing to boost its network capacity through a data-led strategy and investments in cutting-edge innovations.

Through the deployment of Cisco Ultra Traffic Optimization (CUTO), XL Axiata will be able to deliver better throughput and a smoother overall mobile broadband experience to its customers. Powered by machine-learning algorithms, CUTO will enable XL Axiata to further optimize its mobile network traffic, minimize periods of network congestion in the Radio Access Network (RAN), boost its capacity with more flexibility addressing the worst performing cells to improve overall network quality and further enhance customer experience. Based on the latest network measurement report, XL Axiata have experienced up to 17% – 20% user throughput improvement through the implementation of CUTO.

“At XL Axiata, our goal is to reimagine mobile networking in the digital age by delivering the highest quality of network service to our customers, no matter where they are. We are pleased to be working with Cisco to lead the industry with this first-of-its-kind deployment in Indonesia that will take our mobile network infrastructure well into the future,” said I Gede Darmayusa, Director & Chief  Technology Officer, XL Axiata. “The CUTO solution will give us the enhanced support and flexibility that we need as we continue to boost our capacity to fulfill the ever-growing data demand in Indonesia.”

“XL Axiata has long been regarded as the industry leader in the mobile connectivity space in Indonesia and across the region. We are excited to partner with XL Axiata on their journey to transform their network infrastructure and redefine a high-quality user experience for their customers,” said Sanjay Kaul, President, Service Provider, Asia Pacific and Japan, Cisco. “As Indonesia prioritizes digitalization and connectivity in its national development plan, we look forward to collaborating with partners such as XL Axiata to deploy innovative technology and solutions that enable them to capture the attractive growth opportunities in the country’s burgeoning data market, and contribute to a vibrant ecosystem to seamlessly connect millions of Indonesians with quality Internet and mobile services.”


About XL Axiata

PT XL Axiata Tbk (XL Axiata) is one of the leading telecommunication companies in Indonesia. XL Axiata focuses on providing convergence services to provide the convenience for the people’s life activity and encourage the digital economy development in Indonesia. Starting to operate commercially since October 8, 1996, XL Axiata now provides various services for the retail and corporate customers supported by the wide and qualified network throughout Indonesia. Since 2015, XL Axiata has implemented a quality 4G LTE network on a national scale, then continued with 5G network development in the third quarter of 2021. XL Axiata is part of the Axiata Group together with Celcom (Malaysia), Dialog (Sri Lanka), Robi (Bangladesh) , Smart (Cambodia), Ncell (Nepal) and edotco (Malaysia).

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