Indonesian telco XL Axiata and Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a smart city, dubbed ‘5G City’, through 5G networks. The scope of the MoU encompasses: green 5G with simplified site solutions; multi antenna technology radio modules; and cost-effective rural network solution for islands population coverage, amongst others.

Commenting on the tie-up, XL’s chief technology officer, I Gede Darmayusa, said: ‘Together with Huawei, XL Axiata continues to explore and implement more technological breakthroughs to build high-quality networks, while implementing green information and communication technology towards 5G … This project is one of the steps for XL Axiata to explore 5G services … XL Axiata aims to further develop 5G in Bandung and Bali to launch the 5G City project, which can greatly affect economic development for the whole country.’

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