Indosat Ooredoo launches commercial 5G in Solo city
By Digital News Asia June 23, 2021
- Launches firstly in Solo city, Indonesia as part of a revitalisation campaign
- Aimed at helping SMEs get back on feet before launching in other cities
INDONESIAN telco Indosat Tbk (Indosat Ooredoo) has announced the launch of its first commercial 5G services in the city of Solo.
The new 5G services offers Indosat Ooredoo's consumer and business customers access to enhanced mobile broadband internet, empowering the city’s economic recovery and digital transformation, the company said in a statement.
The launch of commercial 5G services is part of a new partnership with Surakarta (Solo) municipality to support its economic recovery. The partnership includes collaboration in micro and small medium enterprise (SMEs) empowerment, digital talent education, and smart city development, it added.
“I am deeply humbled and proud to launch Indosat Ooredoo’s first commercial 5G services in Solo and to showcase the transformative power of 5G technology to the youth and business communities,” said Ahmad Al-Neama, chief executive officer (CEO) of Indosat Ooredoo
“We believe 5G technology will help accelerate the digital transformation of Indonesian society and stimulate innovation in businesses across all industries. We would also like to thank the government of Indonesia for their continued trust and support for the company.”
“Technology will continue to create greater value and drive innovation, said Jacky Chen,” CEO of Huawei Indonesia. “We are glad to become part of the historic milestone, together with our trusted partner Indosat Ooredoo and the people of Solo, to build a more
To empower Solo’s micro SMEs, Indosat Ooredoo has started selling Rasa Solo hampers on the myIM3 app, and will train 10,000 of the city’s micro-businesses on how to go digital.
Indosat Ooredoo is also providing UCan; a micro-lending offer for MSMEs to help fund the growth of their businesses, it added.
In digital talent education, Indosat Ooredoo will provide content creator training and coaching to 2,000 of Solo’s youth and main youth-leading communities. The company will also provide augmented reality (AR) training for 500 young developers in Solo.
To empower Solo as the next smart city, the telco will establish a smart information hub at the city hall, which connects the city’s command center to more than 2,700 community residents to provide real-time information across the entire city, the telco said.
Following the initial 5G launch in Solo, Indosat Ooredoo plans to extend the commercial roll-out of 5G services to other major cities in Indonesia, including Jakarta, Surabaya, and Makassar, where there is high consumer demand for data services, it added.
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