Indosat taps Cisco for 5G network upgrade in Indonesia

Indosat taps Cisco for 5G network upgrade in Indonesia

Indonesian digital telecommunication firm Indosat Ooredoo and Cisco announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and intend to collaborate on the development of next-generation connectivity solutions for businesses of all sizes.

According to a press release from PT Indosat Tbk, which is doing business as Indosat Ooredoo, the partnership aims to accelerate the digital agenda of Indonesia by bringing the benefits of advanced connectivity and network solutions to businesses of all sizes and across various industries.

The collaboration will especially focus on developing appropriate technologies and solutions by developing applications that enable new services to achieve the joint strategies vision for digital transformation, it said.

"The announcement comes as Indonesia welcomes more commercial launches of 5G services in the country. Indosat Ooredoo’s expertise and in-depth understanding of the local market, coupled with Cisco’s global leadership in networking and 5G technologies, will create the right synergies to play a pivotal role in enabling Indonesia’s long-term vision on economic and digital transformation priorities," said the release.

In addition, the partnership will see Cisco strengthen Indosat Ooredoo’s mobile and fiber network for more commercial launches of 5G and high-speed connectivity service, which will enable it to provide capabilities such as low-latency, managed Wi-Fi, and managed SD-WAN technology services, which will differentiate its offerings and position in the 5G era.

Indosat said that the transition to 5G is fundamental for Indosat Ooredoo’s vision, as it forms the foundation for future solutions, including smart city, Internet-of-Things (IoT), and other vertical services.

Virtualization and network automation will play a prominent role in the service provider’s strategic blueprint, creating a scalable network that supports the creation of new services in the fastest and most agile way possible, it said.