Indonesian communications service provider, Indosat Ooredoo, has partnered with Ericsson to launch commercial 5G services in the nation’s capital, Jakarta, the first milestone of wider 5G deployment ambitions in Indonesia.
Ericsson is powering the 5G network through Ericsson Radio System products and solutions, including Ericsson Spectrum Sharing The 5G services will provide Indosat Ooredoo’s subscriber customers with access to enhanced mobile broadband andwill help to accelerate Jakarta’s digital transformation towards realizing its smart city vision.
The high speeds, low latency and large data-handling capabilities of the technology will also help to drive Industry 4.0 opportunities for Indosat Ooredoo’s enterprise, industry and public sector customers by enabling a wide range of unique next-gen use cases and driving innovation.
The city’s manufacturing industry, public services and healthcare sector are among the sectors set to benefit from 5G.
Ahmad Al-Neama, President, Director and CEO, Indosat Ooredoo, says: “I am deeply humbled and proud to launch Indosat Ooredoo’s 5G services in Jakarta and am hugely excited by its transformative potential across a wide range of industries. We believe 5G technology and its myriad use cases will help to revolutionize the way industries and businesses operate and the way consumers access public services and entertainment. With this launch, Indosat Ooredoo is driving forward Indonesia’s 5G revolution and moving the nation towards a bright and 5G-enabled future.”
Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, Indonesia’s Minister of Industry, says: ”We see that the launch of 5G services will greatly assist the recovery period of Indonesia’s industry post the pandemic. The digital technology support brought by 5G will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the processes needed to accelerate the production of goods and services so that the community can immediately enjoy the benefits, boost all industry sectors and be more resilient to face the future.”
Anies Baswedan, Governor of Jakarta, says: “Pandemic conditions need to be faced collaboratively, which means working closely together. A lesson learned from the pandemic is that we continue to optimize how technology can help run things better and more efficiently. Another positive impact is the growth of digital culture, especially in Jakarta. We appreciate the launch of Indosat Ooredoo’s 5G service in Jakarta because it can accelerate Smart City, Smart Government and Smart Society. We hope that with this 5G service launch, it will bring maximum benefits to the citizens of Jakarta, and we are ready to collaborate further and make the whole city ready to take advantage of it.”
Jerry Soper, Head of Ericsson Indonesia, says: “Ericsson is delighted to further strengthen its partnership with Indosat Ooredoo by providing 5G services in Jakarta. 5G will play a critical role in accelerating the digitalization of the economy and stimulating next-generation innovation for consumers and enterprises in Indonesia. Based on our technology leadership and experience with 5G deployments across the globe, we are in a good position to support Indonesia on its 5G journey.”
Following the launch of 5G in Jakarta, Indosat Ooredoo plans to extend the commercial rollout of 5G services to other major cities in Indonesia, including Surabaya and Makassar, where there is high consumer demand for data services.
5G use case examples
Advanced 5G use cases include connected cars and in-car entertainment services, smart surveillance technologies such as drones and smart CCTV, smart electricity that automatically detects faults in household circuits, healthcare applications that involve remote monitoring and entertainment applications such as mobile HD video, 360 video and virtual reality
Ericsson currently has 145 commercial 5G agreements and contracts with unique communications service providers globally, including 95 live commercial 5G networks.
Ooredoo Group and Ericsson signed a five-year strategic 5G agreement earlier this year covering all 10 of the Group’s operating companies, including Indonesia.