Indonesia's Indosat targets 4G LTE in 645 remote sites by 2022

Indonesia's Indosat targets 4G LTE in 645 remote sites by 2022

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.

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