The telecommunications provider in Indonesia, PT Indosat Tbk (Indosat Ooredoo) has announced the launch of its 5G commercial services in Makassar, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
In a statement, the digital telco said this launch is a continuation to power Indonesia’s 5G revolution, following the previous launch of 5G commercial services in Solo, Jakarta, and Surabaya.
The local launch is part of a partnership with Huawei aimed at reviving key economic sectors, specifically in agriculture, trade, and tourism, it said.
President Director and CEO of Indosat Ooredoo, Ahmad Al-Neama, said, “5G commercial services in Makassar to continue the 5G revolution across the country, reaching Eastern Indonesia. This technology will open up huge opportunities for the locals to revive the economy across industries at the epicenter of trade in Eastern Indonesia, ranging from agriculture, trade, and tourism sectors. With the presence of 5G connectivity, we continue our commitment to power digital transformation to strengthen Indonesia's economic recovery in this challenging time.”
Minister of Investment/Chairman of Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Bahlil Lahadalia, said, “The support of 5G technology provides the availability of an important communication infrastructure for investors. Of course, this also reflects the equitable distribution of development in eastern Indonesia which has moved towards Smart City and Industry 4.0. We hope this 5G technology can be leveraged effectively to drive innovations across various sectors, boost exports, create jobs, and enable swift recovery.”