How Does XL Axiata Spell LTE Expansion – NFV
Rapid advances in digital technology and the demand for high quality customer experiences, has spurred XL Axiata to develop a network solution capable of supporting their business strategy effectively and efficiently. One of the new innovative technologies solution adopted by XL is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).
As a leading provider of mobile services in Indonesia, XL has never stopped inserting the latest technical innovations into their network and continues applying them as they for transition of the Digital Telecommunications and all of its challenges.
On April 22, XL Axiata hosted an industry press event discussing their strategy with Chief Officer Management Services XL, Yessie D. Yosetya, stating, “There are three things that can never be separated from the business in telecommunications and digital:
- Competition with similar companies.
- Customer demand for quality services which can meet their needs.
- Rapid technological developments.”
Migration to 4G and New Services, NFV Leads the Way
4G LTE is a key element of the strategy XL to remain at the forefront in the provision of Mobile Internet Services to meet customer demand for high speed Internet service.
Yessie added, “NFV is one of the solutions for XL to be able to accelerate the implementation of new services in accordance with our business strategy. Using NFV as a ‘weapon’, XL is achieving the growth and development of the business more effectively and efficiently.”
The increasing use of 4G LTE and the growth of smartphones also encouraged the increased use of data services in Indonesia. By the end of the first quarter of 2016, the rate of penetration of smartphones in XL reached 48% of the total penetration. Users of smartphones in XL grew by 19% YoY and totaled 20.5 million users.
XL is one of the mobile industry innovators and must be doing something right. At the end of Q1 2016 their revenue for the first quarter grew by 2% YoY, while Mobile Data Service Revenues jumped 23% YoY on data traffic growth of 94% YoY.
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