Ooredoo Group Announces Launch of Commercial 5G Services in Indonesia
• 5G services launched in the city of Solo at a ceremony attended by the Qatar Ambassador to Indonesia
• Ooredoo Group now offers superfast 5G mobile broadband in five of its operating markets
¬¬¬Doha, Qatar, 24 June 2021: Ooredoo Q.P.S.C. (“Ooredoo” or the “Group”) – Ticker: ORDS today announced that its Indonesian operating company, PT Indosat Tbk. (“Indosat Ooredoo”), 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 digtial content and services over mobile networks.
Indosat Ooredoo announced the commercial launch of 5G services at an event in Solo attended by leading dignitaries, including Qatar Ambassador for the Republic of Indonesia, H. E. Ms. Fawziya Edrees Salman Al-Sulaiti; Indosat Ooredoo’s CEO Ahmad Al Neama; Minister of Communication and Information Technology Republic of Indonesia, Johnny G. Plate; and Mayor of Surakarta Municipality, Gibran Rakabuming Raka.
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 rolling-out 5G mobile broadband across much of its global footprint, with commercial 5G services already available to customers in Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and the Maldives.
Mr. Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, Managing Director of Ooredoo Group, said: “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.”
Commenting on the launch, President Director and CEO Indosat Ooredoo, Mr. Ahmad Al-Neama, said: “I am deeply humbled and proud to launch Indosat Ooredoo’s first commercial 5G services in Solo and to showcase the transformative power of 5G technology to the youth and business communities in this wonderful city. 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.”
Indosat Ooredoo’s 5G services will be initially available in Solo, with plans to extend the commercial roll-out to other major cities in Indonesia, including Jakarta, Surabaya, and Makassar, where demand for data services is high.