Indonesian mobile operator Indosat Ooredoo plans to expand its 4G LTE coverage to a further 645 remote villages across the archipelago by next year.
The digital telecommunications company said in a press release that it continues its network coverage expansion by adding 4G/LTE services in 124 remote villages.
"The network deployment is part of the company’s commitment to supporting the Government’s program to fulfill 4G coverage throughout Indonesia and deploying 4G/LTE service across 645 remote villages by 2022," it explained.
Arief Musta’in, Director & Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer of Indosat Ooredoo, said, “The addition of 4G/LTE new sites has been carried out since last August and will continue to reach 645 remote villages by the end of 2022. Through the video-grade network expansion, strengthened by various products and services that are simple, transparent, relevant, and worry-free, we hope to provide optimal benefits to rural communities in a sustainable manner.”
The release further noted that the telecom company has added 4G/LTE services in 124 remote villages, with Mamuju and Banggai Regencies in Sulawesi are getting more additional sites to support the needs of villagers who increasingly demand video-grade internet connection.
The Indonesian Government has intensified the fulfillment of 4G coverage throughout the country by coordinating with cellular operators, including Indosat Ooredoo. A total of 3,435 remote villages are still in the 4G network blank spot category, of which Indosat Ooredoo will take part in deploying 4G/LTE service across 645 remote villages to be completed by 2022.