Indonesia-based mobile telecommunications services operator XL Axiata said that it has intensively built a 4G network in Banten Province in the last year. Within a year, there was the construction of more than 630 4G BTS to remote areas that were previously unreachable.
With mobile data traffic in the region increasing by more than 75% in the last two years, XL is responding to rising demand for data while also continuing to fiberize the network to increase capacity.
Region Group Head of XL Axiata Jabodetabek, Rd. Sofia Purbayanti said, “Data traffic throughout Banten has increased by 76% 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 Banten Province has reached up to 154 districts and 918 villages in all cities and regencies, with a total of 4.5 million subscribers. To support services in all provinces on the western tip of Java Island, XL Axiata operates a total of more than 10,700 BTS, including more than 4,000 BTS of which are 4G BTS.
Throughout Banten, XL Axiata has the most BTS, including 4G network, in Tangerang Regency, which is a total of 2,300 BTS, including more than 1,100 4G BTS. For the Tangerang City area, services are supported by a total of around 1,800 BTS, including more than 800 4G BTS. For the City of South Tangerang, around 1,700 BTS operates, around 780 BTS of which are 4G.
For the Serang City area, XL Axiata has more than 800 BTS, with the number of 4G BTS reaching more than 300 BTS. While in Serang Regency there are more than 1,400 BTS, almost 500 BTS are 4G BTS. Then in Cilegon City operates more than 600 BTS, 200 BTS of which are 4G. Lebak Regency is served by around 850 BTS, of which 250 are 4G BTS. Pandeglang Regency gets XL Axiata service which is supported by around 1,000 BTS, including a 4G network in the form of 300 4G BTS.
In addition to focusing on building 4G network, XL Axiata also strengthens data services by expanding the construction of fiber optic networks or fiberisation whose paths extend to the BTS in remote areas of Banten. XL Axiata hopes that connecting each BTS with fiber optic cable, it can further improve network quality and of course will automatically provide more convenience to data service users.