press release

27 July 2022

Telin and Cisco Collaborate to Reimagine the Internet for the Future


JAKARTA, Indonesia. – July 27, 2022 – PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PT Telkom Indonesia, Tbk (Telkom) (NYSE: TLK) has announced a collaboration with Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) to accelerate the conversion of Telin’s 100G network to 400G.

“This new 400G wavelength network will offer a fourfold increase in maximum data transfer speed compared to 100G, enabling Telin to provide stable critical connectivity to our customers. The Cisco Routed Optical Networking solution streamlines and strengthens our network capacity, providing a superior customer experience while also optimizing Telin’s capex and opex utilization,” said Nanang Hendarno, Chief Technology Officer of Telin.

The upgrade to 400G will support Telin’s 2.5Tbps service speed in metro areas and the long-haul network’s planned expansion to 2.6Tbps, in line with the massively accelerating demand for data in Indonesia and global. The process will be done by converging Telin’s IP and Optical networks onto Cisco’s unified platform.

In line with its reputation for digital innovation, Telin is among the first international telecommunications service providers in Indonesia to adopt Cisco Routed Optical Networking technology in its network architecture. In addition to increasing data transfer speed though 400% with this collaboration with Cisco’s Routed Optical Networking architecture, Telin will have the unique ability to increase capacity and scalability while reducing footprint and power for a lower carbon impact. Network modeling of the solution shows up to 40-45% power reduction and real estate optimization. With IOS XR7 modularity, programmability minimizes human intervention during set-up and operation, reducing onsite operations.  Fewer truck rolls, fewer maintenance windows, less packaging, and more recycling will help Telin achieve their CO2 emission goals without compromising on leading technological innovations.

Converging the IP and Optical networks is the first step to a future-proof Routed Optical Networking (RON) that is based on open standards. Telin will benefit from higher and more efficient wavelength utilization and high availability from a more scalable and converged network. With Cisco Routed Optical Networks, Telin will also be able to increase capacity and scalability while reducing its footprint and power consumption resulting in a much lower carbon impact, thanks to Cisco’s routed optical network solution and Cisco 8000 routers. This will reduce the internet systems from 6 points of connection to 2, streamlining hardware and reducing opex by 50%,” said Meygin Agustina, Country Director, Indonesia Service Provider Business Cisco.

Through this collaboration, Telin will conduct a trial of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) with 400G transponders that will leverage Optical Transport Network (OTN) technologies to support high capacity traffic. The DWDM will be further supported by NCS55 and ASR 9000 series routers in both the core and aggregation network, accompanied by Cisco’s Terabit high-density LightSpeed Plus interfaces for 400GE support.


About Telin

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin) is a subsidiary of PT Telkom Indonesia, Tbk (Telkom), a state-owned telecommunication and network service provider. Telin focuses on international telecommunication business to manage and develop its business lines abroad. Telin global infrastructures includes 222,260 kilometres of cable system length, 58 Points of Presences (PoP) in 23 countries, 11 global offices, and more than 19 Tier II to Tier IV Data Centres in Singapore, Hong Kong, Timor Leste, and Indonesia. Through Telkom Group strategy together with reliable networks and infrastructures, Telin is able to provide high-quality services that reach all parts of the world in order to Enable Your Global Digital Business and Solutions.

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