Indosat Launches 3G Network in 900 Mhz Spectrum

Indosat has expanded its 3G network by refarming some of its existing 900 MHz spectrum.

With the launch, Indosat will become the first telecoms operator to commercially operate a UMTS 900MHz network in Indonesia, after an initial trial in West Sumatra during September 2012.

The UMTS 900MHz network, named the ‘IM3 Super Internet Service’, will offer packaged mobile broadband services with stronger signals, both outdoor and indoor, as well as wider network coverage and faster Internet access

Indosat’s modernization programme will initially launch in Bali, which was chosen as the first area to implement the service because of the island’s popularity as a world tourism destination.

Following the successful trials of the 900MHz UMTS in Padang, Bukittinggi and West Sumatera in 2012, Indosat’s Network Modernization Programme will continue installing the 900Mhjz based 3G service across Indonesia, including Jabotabek (Greater Jakarta) and other major cities in Java.

Indosat’s launch of the 900MHz UMTS network in Bali aligns with the company’s selection as the sole provider of telecommunication facilities for the APEC 2013 event, currently taking place in Bali, the benefits of which will be enjoyed by Indosat’s customers and visitors to the island.

Of the country’s 248 million people population, just 55 million people – or 22% percent of the total population – were Internet users in 2012.

Indosat is majority owned by Qatar’s Ooredoo Group.

Source: Cellular-News

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