Indonesian digital telco Indosat Ooredoo launched a commercial 5G network in Jakarta.
The 5G internet service from Indosat is available in the Monas area, Medan Merdeka area, Indosat Oordeoo office, and the Karawang industrial area, said a press release from the telecommunications provider in Indonesia.
"The new 5G services will provide Indosat Ooredoo’s consumer and business customers with access to enhanced mobile broadband Internet that will help to accelerate Jakarta’s economic recovery and supporting the industry 4.0 era. 5G services will empower a wide range of unique use cases that offer the potential to revolutionize the city’s manufacturing industry, public services, healthcare sector and meet the growing demand for digital content and entertainment services over mobile networks," the release said.
Indosat Ooredoo’s President Director and CEO, Ahmad Al-Neama, announced the launch of 5G at an event in Jakarta attended by leading dignitaries, including Governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan and Director General of Resources and Equipment of Post and Information Technology, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia, Ismail. Strict health and social distancing protocols were enforced throughout the event.
President Director and CEO Indosat Ooredoo, Ahmad Al-Neama, said: “We believe 5G technology and its myriad use cases will help to revolutionise the way industries and businesses operate and the way consumers access public services and entertainment. With this launch, Indosat Ooredoo is driving forwards Indonesia’s 5G revolution and moving the nation towards a bright and 5G-enabled future.”
Indonesia’s Minister of Industry, Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, said: "We see that the launch of 5G services will greatly assist the recovery period of Indonesia's industry due to the pandemic. The digital technology support brought by 5G will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the processes needed to accelerate the production of goods and services so that the community can immediately enjoy the benefits. help Indonesia from all sectors to get up quickly and be more resilient to face the future."
The release added that to continue Indonesia 5G revolution, Indosat Ooredoo plans to extend the commercial roll-out of 5G services to other major cities in Indonesia, including, Surabaya, and Makassar, where there is high consumer demand for data services.