Indosat Ooredoo, Indonesia’s leading digital telco, has launched commercial 5G services in Jakarta to power the 5G revolution in Indonesia and accelerate the Jakarta’s digital transformation and smart city vision.
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 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 growing demand for digital content and entertainment services over mobile networks.
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: “I am deeply humbled and proud to launch Indosat Ooredoo’s 5G services in Jakarta and am hugely excited by its transformative potential across a wide range of industries. 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.”
Governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan, said: “Pandemic conditions need to be faced collaboratively, which means working closely together. Lesson learned from the pandemic is that we continue to optimize how technology can help run things better and more efficiently. Another positive impact is the growth of digital culture, especially in Jakarta. We appreciate the launch of Indosat Ooredoo‘s 5G service in Jakarta because it can accelerates Smart City, Smart Government, and Smart Society. We hope that with this 5G service launch, it will bring maximum benefits to the citizens of Jakarta, and we are ready to collaborate further and make the whole city ready to take advantage of it.”
Head Ericsson Indonesia, Jerry Soper, said “Ericsson is delighted to further strengthen our partnership with Indosat Ooredoo through providing 5G services in Jakarta. Digitalization is one of the main drivers of post-pandemic economic recovery and 5G will help Indonesia welcome a better future, further amplify digital transformation, as well as address the country’s need for stronger connectivity. As a global ICT leader, Ericsson will remain committed to supporting Indosat Ooredoo in providing inclusive 5G services for both consumers and enterprises in Indonesia.”
5G offers high internet speeds and low latency and this empowers a wide range of unique use cases spanning all industries and applicable for business and consumer customers. Some of the most advanced use cases include connected cars and in-car entertainment services; smart surveillance technologies such as drones and smart CCTV; smart electricity that automatically detects faults in household circuits; healthcare applications that involve remote monitoring; and entertainment applications such as mobile HD video, 360 video and virtual reality. The launch of Indosat Ooredoo’s 5G service in Jakarta, which shows several use cases, involving strategic partners such as Ericsson, Qualcomm, Indocyber, SONAR, Sari Technology x Gunadharma University, Bosch, and MPS.
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.