Indosat Ooredoo deploys Southeast Asia’s first SRv6 5G network

Indosat Ooredoo deploys Southeast Asia’s first SRv6 5G network

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Indosat Ooredoo confirms the first commercial deployment of Segment Routing over IPv6 (SRv6) in Southeast Asia to support its 5G services in Indonesia.

Partnering with Cisco this latest network upgrade transforms Indosat Ooredoo’s transport infrastructure into a 5G-ready transport network supported by IPv6 segment routing technology (SRv6) with network slicing, that creates a scalable, agile, and reliable network to meet the demands of its retail and business customers.

“This is a major step in building our Next-Generation Programmable Transport Network that is future-ready, scalable, with automated operations enabled by software-defined network (SDN) and intelligent segment routing functions of SRv6,” said  Medhat Elhusseiny, chief technology and information officer at Indosat Ooredoo.

“This will allow us to deliver fast, on-demand, high-quality low-latency connectivity services for 5G, cloud computing and IoT for both consumers and enterprises across Indonesia establishing a strong foundation for 5G architecture moving forward to support Indonesia’s vision as a fully digital nation.”

SRv6 intelligent routing functionality enables deterministic routing paths that will guarantee high quality and low latency on-demand services with faster data connectivity and full automation.

In addition, network slicing allows Indosat Ooredoo to create new digital services for each customer by enabling the functions specific to their needs.

“With the launch of SRv6 network programming, Indosat Ooredoo is pioneering the next phase of IP networking through simplification, automation, and championing the needs of its customers,” added Sanjay Kaul, president of APJ service provider at Cisco.  

“With the capabilities provided by SRv6, Indosat Ooredoo, powered by Cisco, aims to support Indonesia as it continues its digital economic transformation to drive operational efficiencies, customer experience, as well as product and service innovation across their organisations. Together, Indosat Ooredoo and Cisco can ensure a better network, digital experience, and a more inclusive future for all Indonesians.”

Working with Cisco, Indosat Ooredoo will be able to meet the new requirements of 5G use cases this includes fixed and mobile broadband services  through fully automated SRv6 infrastructure, as well as seamless migrating the existing network to the software-defined network.

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