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Brief description of the organisation

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (TELKOM) is a state owned company and the largest full information and communications service and network provider in Indonesia. TELKOM provide fixed wireline, fixed wireless, cellular as well as data & internet and network interconnection services, both directly and through its associate companies and subsidiaries.

TELKOM R&D Centre (TELKOM RDC) is a cost centre within TELKOM which was established to provide R&D initiative, innovation and solution for TELKOM Group and Indonesian ICT Community including government and society. Manned by around 200 people, most of whom are young and innovation-oriented professionals in their 30s, TELKOM RDC is indeed a unique driving force in the Indonesian IT industry.

Main tasks attributed in the project

TELKOM RDC will involve in WP2 contributing to the operational & service requirement and business model. TELKOM will also contribute in WP4 addressing scheduling and multimedia broadcast/multicast service for Femtocell that may attract the network & service provider allowing mass scale of femtocell deployment and also gain the optimum benefit both for the infocom industry and society. TELKOM RDC will lead the WP6 activities allowing the consortium utilized the existing wireline (xDSL, Metro-Ethernet) and wireless test bed facilities. The femtocell demonstration will be mainly utilised a reduced scale environment within TELKOM RDC’s test bed facility in Bandung, Indonesia.

Previous experience relevant to those tasks

TELKOM has been participating in several industrial research programs and engineering in telecommunications, aim to access the new technologies (4G, LTE, Mobile WiMAX, WiFi, Wimax, Digital TV and Satellite) for TELKOM’s business, Indonesian’s regulator (Ministry of Info-Communication of Indonesia) and for other partnership/collaborative research programmes. TELKOM has been a decade to be an active member of the Asia Pacific Telecommunication (APT) community and contribute to several researches and HRD exchange between TELKOM and Japanese Universities and industrial research institution in Japan. Among the research programmes is Emergency Broadband Access Network using Low Altitude Platform which utilizing WiMAX and WiFi adhoc network.

TELKOM R&D conducts the following research activities which are relevant to the project:

  • Conduct wireless network planning and dimensioning, mainly for CDMA2000 and WiMAX.
  • Conduct technology assessment prior to the deployment decision within TELKOM networks including NGN, wireline access (xDSL and FTTx) and 4G wireless access (LTE and WiMAX).
  • Conduct market research, business model development and techno-economic analysis for broadband wireless access (BWA) adoption in Indonesia.
  • Support Indonesian regulator and collaborative research activities related to broadband access network.