Indosat’s mobile data network speeds ahead on 47th Anniversary
47 Years of Innovation for the Nation: Ooredoo Company Indosat Proves “Super 4G-LTE” Ready With Speeds Of Up To 185mbps
As part of its47th anniversary celebrations, Indosat, member of Ooredoo Group, last week announced the launch of Indonesia’s fastest LTE service, “SUPER 4G-LTE” offering speeds of up to 185Mbps.
This marks thecompletion of the Company’s network modernization network program in 23 cities nationwide, making Indosat’s telecommunicationnetwork ready for “Super 4G-LTE” and boosting quality of connection and mobile surfing speeds for its customers.
“On our 47th anniversary, we are proud to unveil Indonesia’sfastest LTE-based telecommunication service. As the internet becomes an ever-more important part of Indonesia’s daily life we see users craving a faster, higher quality service. This development allows Indonesiansto enjoy the very latest telecommunicationtechnologyavailable in the world, providing the fastest speeds and stabledata service to support all types of communication activities with increased ease, pace and convenience. We committo continue being the front runner in innovation and delivering the best for Indonesia and its people,” said Indosat’s President Director & CEO, Alexander Rusli,during the launch commemorating Indosat’s 47th anniversaryattended by the Minister of Communication and Information, Rudiantara, in Jakarta on 20 November 2014.
Digital and innovation are core pillars of Indosat’s business as Indosat leverages this world-class technology to provide customers with services that go beyond traditional communications. As part of this, Indosat’s digital services strategy is focused on the life-enriching benefits of mobile technology. It includes significant investment to support a growing app ecosystem and is dedicated to offering mobile finance, education and e-commerce services. To continue enhancing Indonesia’s tech ecosystem, Indosat is dynamically encouragingthe growth of the local content industry through its young developer’sincubation programs, either via IWIC competitions or the Ideabox incubation program.
Dr Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo commented: “This is a great development for Indosat, and most importantly for our Indonesian customers. Customer experience is really important to us, across all of the markets that we operate in and this development means that our Indonesian customers can enjoy the best experience through access to cutting edge technologies, faster browsing speeds and stronger connections. This is particularly important due to the potential social and economic benefits associated with faster, more reliable mobile broadband. We are delighted to see the Indosat team’s hard work starting to yield results and see great potential for the year ahead.”
Across its footprint Ooredoo already provides 4G LTE services in Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, and the Maldives, and is adding additional network resources for 2G and 3G customers across its international footprint.
Indosat has always endeavoured to stay ahead of its in-market competition by providing the best in user experience. The network journey started with Indosat providing “Indosat Super 3G+” with speeds of up to 7.2Mbps. This was then followed by the “Indosat Super WiFi” service in 8 cities with speeds of up to 20Mbps. The story continues with Indosat’s network modernization project where Indosat introduced “Super Internet” using U900 & DC-HSPA+ technology in 23 cities offering speeds of up to 42Mbps. For users this means that indoor & outdoor coverage is much better, improving call quality as well as data speeds. The journey does not end there but continues with our “Super 4G-LTE” which offers speeds of up to 185Mbps, the fastest LTE in Indonesia.
Indosat, the largest operating company in the Ooredoo network, is the leading telecommunication and information operator in Indonesia that provides cellular services, fixed line, data communications and internet (MIDI). In the first half of 2013, the company had 56,5 million mobile subscribers through a variety of brands, among others; IM3, Mentari and Matrix. Indosat operates international direct dialing (IDD) through the access codes 001, 008 and Flatcall 01016. The company also offers corporate solutions that supported by integrated telecommunications network throughout Indonesia as well as satellite services via satellite Palapa-C2 and Palapa-D. Indosat’s shares are listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX: ISAT).
Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives, Myanmar and Indonesia. The company was named “Best Mobile Operator of the Year” at the World Communication Awards 2013.
The company reported revenues of US$9.3 billion in 2013 and had a consolidated global customer base of more than 95 million people as of 31 December 2013. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.