Telkomsel Ups Network Capacity Ahead of Asian Games
Telkomsel, the official mobile partner of the 2018 Asian Games (Asiad), will increase its network capacity up to 150 percent to anticipate a surge in mobile usage in Palembang, South Sumatra, during the quadrennial sporting event.
“Telkomsel has upgraded its network capacity in Jakabaring Sports City [JSC], so it will be able to accommodate a surge of up to 150 percent or equivalent to serve 30,000 JSC visitors.” said Telkomsel Executive Vice President Area Paulus Djatmiko.
The company has also added to the number of base transceiver stations (BTS) placed around the sports venue, from the usual 13 to 44 stations. Additionally, five mobile BTS units will be deployed during the Asiad.
“Overall, Telkomsel has readied 1,000 BTS in Jakarta and Palembang to ensure communication needs at 175 main priority points,” he said.
Telkomsel’s Sumatra Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Erwin Tanjung, said the company would cooperate with the Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) to distribute 20,000 2018 Asian Games edition SIM cards to volunteers and 21,000 to athletes, officials and journalists.
Telkomsel has set up 39 booths in sports venues, hotels and airports to provide information and assistance to Telkomsel users. The company is partnering with EMTEK Group, the Asian Games’ exclusive broadcaster, to provide live matches through video portal Telkomsel MAXStream.
“With this MAXTStream application, Telkomsel aims to provide comfort [to users] so they may enjoy various sports matches [with ease],” Erwin said.
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