In yet another boost to connectivity across the more than 16,000 islands that make up Indonesia, Ceragon, a solutions provider of 5G wireless transport, has said it has been selected to provide connectivity to remote Indonesian islands and regions.
Ceragon says it secured the multi-million-dollar contract to design and supply a microwave network in Indonesia as part of an ambitious government project to provide internet and telecom access to rural areas in the country, including schools, government offices and hospitals.
In this project, Ceragon is the primary vendor selected to provide the wireless transmission solutions for the 4G LTE access network, including design and project management services.
Thousand of islands, extreme humidity, heavy rainfall, and the ongoing pandemic have made it difficult for the country to meet its Universal Service Obligation goal. Ceragon says its solutions and services will help finish the project on time.
Ceragon’s all-outdoor microwave solutions, based on the IP-20 platform, will contribute to cost savings on site construction thanks, the company says, to their small footprint and minimum power consumption. Its Advance Space Diversity (ASD) solution will optimize the tower load in addition to saving overall logistic costs and speeding up the construction schedule.
Ceragon says its ASD solution requires fewer total antennas compared to other providers, creating a competitive advantage for both Ceragon and its customers.