Indosat Ooredoo to launch 4.5G technology this year

Indonesia —

PT Indosat Ooredoo has confirmed that the operator is ready to launch its 4.5G service in 2017 that is two times faster than 4G network.

“We have been developing the 4.5G technology since 2012 and we are ready to launch this year, starting with the introduction of new technological infrastructures such as modernized BTS in several regions,” Group Head of Network Strategy and Solution, Yune Marketatmo, said on Wednesday.

Marketatmo also mentioned that in order to prepare for its introduction, the company has been working to place 4.5G data centers in several areas around Java since 2016, while the headquarters will be in Jakarta.

“The data centers will be built in strategic locations close to customers so they can communicate easily and take advantage of this new technology,” he added.

Marketatmo also said customers who are currently using the operator’s 4G service will be automatically upgraded to 4.5G. This will also apply to mobile devices that are compatible with the 4.5G technology.