Bandar Lampung, 2 July 2021. PT XL Axiata (XL Axiata) continues to expand its data network in all service areas, including Lampung Province, in line with the growth of traffic and number of subscribers. As a result, currently XL Axiata's 4G network has reached around 92% of villages in the entire province, or 2,431 villages out of a total of 2,653 villages, located in 205 districts. The expansion of the network is still continuing, and currently, among others, it is in the process of network construction in the area of North Lampung and Tanggamus Regency.
XL Axiata West Region Group Head, Desy Sari Dewi said, "Traffic of our services use continues to grow along with the increasing number of customers, the expansion of the network to remote rural areas, and the increasing quality of the network that is able to provide customer convenience. Currently, throughout Lampung, the XL Axiata network is strengthened by more than 3,300 BTS, including more than 1,400 4G BTS. The number of BTS will continue to grow in line with the ongoing network expansion, including to new areas that were previously unreachable by cellular services.”
According to Desy, in addition to expansion, data network quality improvement is also continuously carried out in all cities/regencies considering the significant traffic growth every year, some even increasing up to 200%. The improvement of network quality performed among others, on RAN and transport to increase network capacity so that the service received by customers is better. As a result, the quality of the data network on the average is good for accessing various types of data services, including those with large capacities such as streaming video. Some areas that have received improvement of network quality include Tanggamus, Pesisir Barat, Way Kanan, West Lampung, and North Lampung.
Meanwhile, to increase coverage, XL Axiata has also expanded its qualified data network up to the remote rural areas, including in Hulusungkai District, North Lampung Regency, and Bulok District in Tanggamus Regency. Since July 2020, residents of a number of villages in the two districts can enjoy XL Axiata's 4G network.
Along with network expansion and service quality improvement, XL Axiata also provides a variety of XL and AXIS products that are tailored to the needs of various customer segments. For example, for students and college students, among others, there is AXIS BOY which can be a means to support learning activities from home during the pandemic. This package is very affordable, only Rp. 10 thousand, providing quotas starting from 2 GB for an active period of 60 days. Customers can also get various bonus quotas for education, such as Udemy, Ruang Guru, Zenius, and Sekolahmu. Conference quotas such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Meet, Google Hangout, and Google Classroom.
Meanwhile for XL card customers, there is a choice of Xtra Combo Lite packages starting from 3GB with a price range of Rp. 10 thousand to 40 GB for an active period of 30 days with a price range of Rp. 62 thousand. This package provides access to various applications that support work productivity and entertainment, such as Whatsapp, Line, Instagram, Youtube to Netflix. Meanwhile, for postpaid services, XL Prioritas offers the superior product of myPRIO X Unlimited which consists of Silver X, Gold X, Platinum X, Diamond X, and Ultima X with prices starting from Rp. 80 thousand. One of the advantages is that you can enjoy unlimited internet access.
“All XL Axiata product packages can be obtained at more than 2,000 credit stores spread across all districts in Lampung Provinces. The public can get information about XL Axiata products in these stores. Meanwhile, people in Bandar Lampung City can come to the XL Center on Jl. Jendral Sudirman No. 23 A. We will continue to make it easier for the public and customers to get products and services for complaints," continued Head of Sales for Outer South Sumatera, Lampung and Bengkulu, Sarroso Dwi Panggah.
Providing Access of School Internet
To support in the provision of internet access facility for the students participating in the distance learning (PJJ), XL Axiata made a donation in the form of internet access facilities using routers for 10 schools in Tanggamus Regency. Each school gets one router unit. Each router can be accessed simultaneously up to 32 devices, both smartphones, tablets, and laptops. XL Axiata also provides each router with a free 20GB data package that will be charged every month for a year.
The 10 schools consist of SMA 1 Talang Padang, MAN 1 Tanggamus, SMAN 1 Kota Agung, SMA Muhammadiyah Kota Agung, SMAN 2 Kota Agung, SMPN 1 Ulubelu, SMKN 1 Pugung, SMPN 3 Pugung, SMAN 1 Ulubelu and SMK PGRI 1 Kota Agung, Lampung Province.
The donation ceremony took place in May 2021 at SMA 1 Talang Padang, Tanggamus Regency, Lampung. The donation was handed over by the Territory Sales Manager of XL Axiata for the Lampung area, Yanuar Eka Fitri who handed it over directly to the school representative, Mudakir, the Deputy Principal for Student Affairs.