Indosat Ooredoo's launch of 5G services in Indonesia to provide super-fast connectivity
June 24 2021 09:05 PM
Indosat's Ooredoo 5G solo launch in the city of Solo, in Central Java.
Indosat's Ooredoo 5G solo launch in the city of Solo, in Central Java.

Ooredoo's Indonesian operating company, PT Indosat has launched its first commercial 5G services in the city of Solo, in Central Java.

The new 5G services will provide Indosat Ooredoo’s consumer and business customers with access to enhanced mobile broadband Internet, enabling them to unlock new opportunities, and help to meet growing demand in Indonesia for digital content and services over mobile networks.

The commercial launch of 5G services was held at an event in Solo attended by leading dignitaries, including Qatar's Ambassador to Indonesia, Fawziya Edrees Salman al-Sulaiti; Indosat Ooredoo's chief executive Ahmad al-Neama; Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Indonesia, Johnny G Plate; and Mayor of Surakarta Municipality, Gibran Rakabuming Raka.

Indosat Ooredoo' 5G services will be initially available in Solo, with plans to extend the commercial rollout to other major cities in Indonesia, including Jakarta, Surabaya, and Makassar, where demand for data services is high.

The launch of commercial 5G services in Indonesia furthers Ooredoo Group's mission to enrich people’s digital lives by providing super-fast connectivity and outstanding digital services.

To achieve this objective Ooredoo Group is rollingout 5G mobile broadband across much of its global footprint, with commercial 5G services already available to customers in Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and the Maldives.

“Ooredoo has long been a leader in the deployment of 5G services and I am delighted that Indosat Ooredoo has now brought 5G to the people of Indonesia. 5G and its myriad use cases offers fantastic potential to accelerate digital transformation and I hope this launch will make a meaningful contribution to the people of Solo and to the city’s economic recovery,” said Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, managing director of Ooredoo Group.

The launch of Indosat Ooredoo’s first commercial 5G services in Solo showcases the transformative power of 5G technology to the youth and business communities in the city, al-Neama, said.

"We believe 5G technology will help accelerate the digital transformation of Indonesian society and stimulate innovation in businesses across all industries. Today’s launch marks the beginning of our journey in powering the 5G revolution in Indonesia, helping to move the nation towards a 5G-enabled future,” he said.


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