In 2015, Smartfren, one of the leading telecommunications service providers in Indonesia, launched the first commercial 4G LTE Advanced service in the country. In early 2016, it established another milestone as the first telecommunications company in Indonesia to provide Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services commercially. In 2017, Smartfren strengthened its position as a leading telecommunication service provider by providing 4G-based telecommunication services, which made Smartfren the only operator that operates fully on a 4G network.
Smartfren’s existing VAS messaging platform, which was provisioned by 2 different vendors, was operationally complex, economically cost ineffective and had a complex architecture. All those left Smartfren in search of ways to bring operational efficiency and simplicity to their VAS messaging systems.
Replacing Smartfren’s multi-vendor, silo-based VAS messaging systems with a single vendor was a tough target.
To achieve a successful replacement and smooth migration of all messaging services, Telenity and Smartfren technical teams worked closely to analyze the existing service flows and network architecture, which was provided by two different vendors.
Smartfren network is composed of two virtual operators, namely Smart Telekom and Smartfren Telekom.
“Telenity’s solution has been instrumental in significantly improving the efficiency of our VAS network management. Moreover, this investment in an NFV-ready, future-proof platform has also helped us improve our carbon footprint.”
Smartfren’s multi-vendor, silo-based VAS messaging systems have been replaced with Telenity’s VCP (VAS Consolidation Platform) as a geo-redundant deployment on two sites. Telenity VCP platform is deployed at Smartfren virtual data center by leveraging Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
Delivery of VCP at Smartfren was established in two phases. The total project delivery duration was eight months. In the first phase, Telenity’s VCP Consolidation Framework, SMSC, IP SM GW, SMS Anti-spam, SmartSMS Enhanced messaging and Bulk Messaging Suite were delivered. In the second phase, Roamers’ Welcome SMS and SMS Lawful Intercept services were delivered to Smartfren.
Scope is also included on-site managed support after project delivery.
Telenity and Smartfren partnership marks an important milestone in the digital transformation for the region. We applaud SmartFren Indonesia’s decision to upgrade their platforms for optimum operational efficiency, flexibility, agility, and total cost of ownership. We are humbled by Smartfren Indonesia’s trust in us and in our 5G-ready Telenity VAS consolidation platform and technologies.
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