ZTE Corporation (ZTE) has entered into an agreement with Indonesian Media and Telecommunication company, MNC Kabel Mediacom to deploy broadband internet service in the country. The China-based global provider of telecommunication equipment, network solutions, and mobile devices, ZTE will help MNC Kabel Mediacom to deliver speeds of up to 200 Megabits per second, which the groups think first in Indonesia. Ultra high-speed broadband connectivity over fiber optic networks will provide a richer and more interactive online experience to the subscribers of MNC Kabel Mediacom.
The MNC Play Media Service of MNC Kabel Mediacom leverages ZTE’s industry-leading gigabit passive optical network (GPON) technology and FTTH (Fiber to the Home) technologies. On completion, MNC Kabel Mediacom’s network will connect at least 2 million home passes and in at least ten major cities across Indonesia. MNC Kabel Mediacom is a part of Media Nusantara Citra (MNC Media), the largest media group in South East Asia.
Founded in January 2013, PT.MNC Kabel Mediacom is a part of the GLOBAL MEDIACOM (MNC GROUP). The company focuses on services based on Optical fiber networks. The company utilizes the Fiber To The Home (FTTH) technology to deliver high-speed services to its subscribers. Prior to the agreement with ZTE, MKM with its brand, MNC Play provides Quadruple Play integrated service consisting high-speed up to 100 Mbps, Interactive Cable TV with 170+ channels, Interactive New Media featuring Home Automation, Interactive Home Shopping, Interactive Stock Trading, and Crystal Clear Telephony featuring video call.
MNC Group is the largest and the only integrated media, broadcasting, entertainment, and telecommunication group in Indonesia with operations that encompasses content production, content distribution, television and radio broadcasting, newspaper, magazine, tabloids, internet & data telecommunication operator, and value-added services. MNC is expanding its business by entering the Broadband Internet Service Provider & Cable Pay TV market in Indonesia.
Both companies will focus on how they can contribute to the development of Information, Communication, Technology (ICT), and multimedia in Indonesia. MNC Kabel Mediacom said they selected ZTE’s solutions over other solutions due to the latter’s capabilities to provide end-to-end solution and service platform that has been proven globally. Leaders of both companies hope that the strategic partnership will help them to establish themselves as a service provider capable of delivering higher broadband internet speed and richer interactive multimedia content to a wider market in Indonesia.
ZTE officials told to the media that the new network, which would be supported by their GPON-based FTTH infrastructure, could provide great competitive benefits to MNC Kabel Mediacom by enabling higher bandwidth to deliver richer interactive multimedia content and improved customer experience. ZTE’s end-to-end FTTH Solutions deliver high bandwidth of up to 10 Gbps and low-latency transmission (less than 1ms), providing a reliable and stable connection that is suitable for next-generation multimedia and interactive applications. ZTE’s FTTH solutions are deployed by operators around the world, including Spain’s Jazztel and Colombia’s ETB.
ZTE is a global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with a comprehensive product range covering virtually every telecommunications sector. ZTE products include wireless, access & bearer, VAS, terminals and professional services. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while growing revenue. ZTE commits 10 percent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in several international bodies devoted to developing telecommunications industry standards. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact.