FiberStar Plans Ultra-Broadband Network in Indonesia


FiberStar has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Huawei at the Huawei ISP Summit Asia Pacific 2019 in Bali to build an Ultra-broadband fiber optic network in Indonesia. Both FiberStar and Huawei has agreed to further deepen cooperation in addition to building a high-speed optical fiber network.

FiberStar plans to tap from the potential of Indonesia’s digital economy by expanding the coverage of the country’s network infrastructure leveraging advanced technologies. FiberStar cooperates with Huawei for the technology.

FiberStar had already partnered with Huawei to build a backbone DWDM network that connects Jakarta to Surabaya. The backbone fiber optic cable that is laid underwater has a transmission capacity of 1 terabit per second.

The Underwater cables and the terrestrial cables form a ring network with a total length of more than 3000 kilometers. The length of a single span exceeds 350 kilometers at some area. Building on the successful cooperation for optical network deployment, FiberStar will further strengthen cooperation with Huawei in the field of fixed networks and datacenters to jointly promote the digital transformation of Indonesia.

FiberStar has emerged as one of the fastest growing infrastructure service providers in Indonesia in a short span of time. The company has coverage in 92 cities across Indonesia and connecting the main islands, including Sumatra, Java, Bali, Kalimantan, and Sulawesi. FiberStar is Indonesia’s pioneer and biggest carrier-neutral infrastructure provider. It provides fair and neutral network connections for more than 90 Internet service providers, TV network operators, and mobile operators.

Currently, in over 700 cities around the world, 211 of Fortune Global 500 and 48 of Fortune Global 100 have selected Huawei as their partner for digital transformation. Huawei has provided solutions for more than 1,000 Internet companies and DC service providers in more than 50 countries, helping them cope with the pressure of operational restructuring and infrastructure and complete digital transformation.

Thomas Dragono, Co-Founder and Director of FiberStar, said: “Being the pioneer of Indonesia’s neutral infrastructure service, and considering Huawei’s advancement in the optical communications field, we have both decided to explore a deeper and stronger partnership. The consensus on the advantages of optical network technologies and evolution trends are the basis of cooperation between both parties. We will leverage the advanced DWDM and MPLS technology to expand the coverage of networks in Indonesia, and further facilitate the growth of the digital economy in Indonesia.”

Daniel Zhou, President, Huawei South Pacific Enterprise Business Group said, “As the Asia-Pacific Internet industry accelerates cloudification, Huawei provides leading and innovative solutions for ICT infrastructure including cloud, datacenter, and network, to help customers build open, flexible, agile and secure infrastructure platform to accelerate business innovation and remain competitive in the digital era.”

Established in 2014, FiberStar has grown to be a nationwide infrastructure service provider, who adopt net neutrality. FiberStar technology can facilitate business model integration among any Internet Service Providers, Pay TV Providers and Cellular Telecommunication Providers in Indonesia.

FiberStar currently connects cities in Sumatera, Jawa, Bali, Kalimantan, and Sulawesi which will certainly facilitate their customers and partners to grow their business without any restrictions. Full Fiber Networks are capable of supporting the growth and development in delivering advanced triple-play telecommunications services. FiberStar had obtained a nationwide license for “Fixed Local Network Provider Based on Packet Switched” from Minister of Communication and Informatics, the Republic of Indonesia in 2014.

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