Thursday, 3 August 2022

Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Launches 5G in Bali to Support the G20 Presidency and Indonesia's Digital Transformation

Press Release

Bali, August 3, 2022 – Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH) continues the success of its merger by constantly innovating and provide benefits to the country through the launch of 5G services in Bali to support the G20 Presidency agenda and Indonesia's Digital transformation. The launching was attended by the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia, Sandiaga S. Uno, the Secretary of the Directorate General of Post and Informatics Implementation of MOCIT of Indonesia, Wayan Toni Supriyanto, the Deputy Governor of Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, and the CEO of Huawei Indonesia, Jacky Chen. Bali became the 6th city where IOH launched 5G services, following the provision at Surakarta, Jakarta, Surabaya, Makassar, and Balikpapan.

President Director & CEO of Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison, Vikram Sinha, said, "IOH is committed to play an important role in propelling the 5G revolution in Indonesia as part of the Government's digital transformation agenda. Our 5G launch event could not have been possible without the collaboration and support from various parties, including the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. We are excited to present Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison 5G services in Bali. This launch is also a part of our contribution and support for the Government of Indonesia as the host of the G20 Presidency while supporting Bali's economic recovery."

The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, Sandiaga S. Uno, said, "I would like to express my gratitude to IOH as one of the leading telecommunications companies that provide 5G services and have played a role in the success of the 17th G20 Summit in Bali November 2022. In the future, I hope Indosat Ooredoo Hutchinson can continue to expand this 5G service in various destinations in Indonesia, especially other super priority and prime tourism destinations."

The launch of IOH's 5G service also presents several use cases in several sectors relevant to Bali’s economic recovery such as tourism, agriculture, health, urban planning, and MSME sectors. Some of them are Smart Tourism by showing a Naked-eye 3D, Mixed reality entertainment, and bullet moments; Digital Agribusiness through intelligent irrigation, fertilizer, and innovative agricultural tools; Smart City with Sensor Management; Smart Environment in the form of SPARING Smart Environment Monitoring, Fleet Management as mobility as a service for electronic vehicles; and Smart Healthcare for cervical and stunting monitoring. IOH partners such as Huawei, Habibi Garden, Temara, Sensync, Rakata, and Data28 support all these use cases scenario.

"Bali, which has high tourism potential, must be supported by existing technological developments. Therefore, it will benefit the local community and become an additional tourist attraction. With the 5G service from IOH, we hope that Bali can become a super tourist destination that brings pride to Indonesia in the international arena," said Deputy Governor of Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati.

Minister of Communications and Information Technology of Indonesia, Johnny G. Plate added, "We appreciate Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison's consistency in supporting Indonesia's digital agenda by launching 5G services in Bali to support the series of events in the G20 Presidency. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has three priority issues in the G20 Presidency, namely post-Covid-19 recovery and connectivity, digital literacy and digital skills, and cross-border data flows. We believe that 5G technology can accelerate the realization of all these priorities."

Emulating the success jointly made in the IOH's 5G launches in 5 previous cities, the Bali launch would introduce the latest 5G network solution in Indonesia, which is 1 Gbps FDD 5G Massive MIMO. This technology can increase data traffic capacity and user experience significantly.

CEO of Huawei Indonesia, Jacky Chen, said, "Along with the digital ecosystem guided under the ‘I Do’ commitments, Huawei is and will always be contributing particularly to bring the global latest technology to improve network deployment efficiency of the 5G service in Bali to support the G-20 Summit and at the same time drive forward Indonesian digital transformation to accelerate post-pandemic economic recovery.”

In addition to launching 5G services, IOH is working with several institutions to support the digitalization of Bali. For example, Chief Business Officer Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison, Bayu Hanantasena carried out the signing of the Cooperation Agreement (PKS) with Udayana University, as well as the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the Tri Dharma of Higher Education with the Indonesian Institute of Business and Technology (INSTIKI) and the Bali State Polytechnic (PNB). Meanwhile, Indosat Business signed a MoU with the Bali Regional Development Bank for the Digital Transformation of Financial Services.

Besides showcasing cutting-edge technology with all the partner's collaborations at the G20 event, IOH also launched Travel On. This new product will allow foreign and local tourists in Bali to enjoy the convenience of using the internet, telephone, and SMS while exploring Indonesia with a powerful connection from Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison.

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