Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison launches 5G in Bali
By Digital News Asia August 5, 2022
- Bali is the sixth Indonesian city 5G services available
- 5G network solutions to significantly increase data traffic capacity
Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH) has launched 5G services in Bali to support the G20 Presidency agenda and Indonesia's digital transformation.
In a statement, the company said Bali has become the sixth city where IOH launched 5G services, following the provision at Surakarta, Jakarta, Surabaya, Makassar, and Balikpapan.
President director & chief executive officer (CEO) of Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison, Vikram Sinha said the company is committed to play an important role in propelling the 5G revolution in Indonesia as part of the government's digital transformation agenda.
“We are excited to present our 5G services in Bali. This launch is also a part of our contribution and support for the government of Indonesia as the host of the G20 Presidency while supporting Bali's economic recovery," he added.
Minister of tourism and creative economy of the Republic of Indonesia, Sandiaga S. Uno said, "I would like to express my gratitude to IOH as one of the leading telecommunications companies that provide 5G services and have played a role in the success of the 17th G20 Summit in Bali November 2022.”
“In the future, I hope Indosat Ooredoo Hutchinson can continue to expand its 5G service to other areas in Indonesia, especially the prime tourism destinations," he said.
The launch of IOH's 5G service also presented several use cases in sectors relevant to Bali’s economic recovery such as tourism, agriculture, health, urban planning, and micro, small and medium enterprises.
IOH said its partners the likes of Huawei, Habibi Garden, Temara, Sensync, Rakata, and Data28 supported these use cases.
Deputy governor of Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati said, “With 5G services from IOH, we hope that Bali can become a super tourist destination that will bring pride to Indonesia in the international arena."
Minister of communications and information technology of Indonesia Johnny G. Plate said, "We appreciate Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison's consistency in supporting Indonesia's digital agenda by launching 5G services in Bali to support the series of events in the G20 Presidency.”
Emulating the success of IOH's 5G launches in five previous cities, the Bali launch will introduce the latest 5G network solutions in Indonesia, which include a 1 Gbps FDD 5G Massive MIMO.
The company claimed this technology can increase data traffic capacity and user experience significantly.
In addition to launching 5G services, IOH said it is working with several institutions to support the digitalisation of Bali.
This includes the signing of a cooperation agreement with Udayana University, as well as the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the Tri Dharma of Higher Education with the Indonesian Institute of Business and Technology and the Bali State Polytechnic.
Meanwhile, Indosat Business also signed a MoU with the Bali Regional Development Bank for the digital transformation of financial services.
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