XL Axiata picks Juniper Networks to accelerate the rollout of 5G services

Juniper Networks, a player in secure, AI-driven networks, announced that XL Axiata, a mobile telecommunications firms in Indonesia, will implement Juniper’s Segment Routing over IPv6 (SRv6) and MX Series Universal Routing Platforms to enhance its existing network infrastructure. With upgrades, XL Axiata will have a stronger networking foundation to support the growing demand for 5G services and Indonesia’s burgeoning digital economy.

What are the prospects of mobile internet in Indonesia?

Indonesia is projected to have 233.53 million mobile internet users by 2026. This growth in users with access to digital services will fuel the country’s digital economy, which is expected to contribute $150bn to GDP by 2025. To accelerate the country’s digital transformation agenda, the gov’t announced the Digital Indonesia Roadmap, with priorities like completing 4G infrastructure in over 10,000 subregions by 2022 and developing 5G-ready networks.

XL Axiata has a long history of building high-performance networks in Indonesia and previously partnered with Juniper to design its mobile backhaul infrastructure that supports its 4G LTE network. Building on this track record, XL Axiata selected Juniper to deploy its SRv6-based transport network that will support the rollout of 5G services across Indonesia.

The MX240MX480MX960 and MX2020 Series Universal Routing Platforms from Juniper’s 400G portfolio will serve as the foundation of the SRv6-based transport network, providing unprecedented scale that will enable XL Axiata to deliver unparalleled 5G experiences.

Juniper Professional Services will also play a vital role in the design and implementation of SRv6 in the XL Axiata core network, including ensuring interoperability with the telco’s existing IP/MPLS network. With Juniper’s SRv6 implementation, XL Axiata will experience greater control, agility, application awareness and simplified traffic management of its network.

As 5G remains a key pillar in Indonesia’s digital economy and post-pandemic recovery plans, XL Axiata will have built a modern network that is ready for future demands for high-quality, scalable connectivity services that deliver superior experiences to consumers and businesses.

What are the executives’ thoughts on the partnership?

“XL Axiata is thrilled to deepen our partnership with Juniper Networks and welcome them on board our 5G journey,” said Fadly Hamka, Group Head Network Planning & Design, XL Axiata.

“By leveraging Juniper’s routing solutions and SRv6 capabilities, we will be able to experience improved network reliability and scalability, as well as simplified network operations. Alongside Juniper, we look forward to supporting Indonesia’s digital economy and providing our customers with high-speed, on-demand, low-latency connectivity for 5G services.”

“It is an honor to be a part of XL Axiata’s 5G journey, which will support Indonesia’s digital transformation,” said Perry Sui, Senior Director, ASEAN & Taiwan, Juniper Networks.

“This expansion of our long-term relationship is also a testament to our ability to build scalable and operationally intelligent networks. With our experience-first solutions and the capabilities provided by SRv6, we are confident that XL Axiata will deliver superior 5G experiences and continue to provide world-class connectivity in Indonesia for years to come.”