Indosat Ooredoo (Indosat), one of Indonesia’s largest telecommunication networks and services providers, has selected Nokia Networks to power its LTE-Advanced network. As part of the contract (announced in Decembr 2015), Nokia Networks’ Global Services team is deploying LTE base stations in key cities across the designated regions. The team has also aggregated two carriers in the 900 and 1800 MHz spectrum bands to deliver up to 150 Mbps downlink speed to Indosat’s subscribers in the Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan regions. Customers can now enjoy a wide range of data-intensive services like multimedia streaming, online games, cloud storage and video conferencing.
Alexander Rusli, President Director & CEO, Indosat Ooredoo, said: “As a true partner who understands our needs and tailors solutions in accordance with our requirements, Nokia Networks played a crucial role in realizing our vision to deliver the best-in-class mobile broadband experience across Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan. We were especially pleased with the speedy delivery which put us ahead of schedule and enabled fast commercialization. We will continue to further expand LTE coverage across the country, with the ultimate goal of providing world-class data services to every subscriber using our network.”
Achim Springmann, Head of Indosat Ooredoo Customer Team, Nokia Networks, said: “Nokia Networks has further strengthened its relationship with Indosat Ooredoo through this project and taken the operator another important step towards its vision of providing best-in-class LTE coverage across Indonesia. We are proud to be part of this initiative, which will underline Indosat Ooredoo’s reputation as an innovation leader in the country.”
Indosat Ooredoo and Nokia Networks share a robust and collaborative business relationship which started with Indonesia’s first 1800 MHz LTE trial and reached new heights with a major mobile broadband deal in 2012. Both companies play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the telecommunications industry in Indonesia.
Indosat Ooredoo, member of Ooredoo Group, is building Indonesia’s leading digital telco, enabling access and greater connectivity for everybody and every business. Focusing on human growth, Indosat Ooredoo aspires to enrich the lives of Indonesians in the digital world and proactively offer solutions to fulfill their needs.
The company reported 69 million mobile customers as of Q3 2015 and has recorded an increase of 155% in data usage compared to the same period last year.
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.
The company reported revenues of US$ 9.1 billion in 2014 and had a consolidated global customer base of 114.9 million customers as of 30 September 2015. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.