Indosat launches 185Mbps LTE-A

Dylan Bushell-Embling
25 Nov 2014
Daily News

Indonesia's PT Indosat has launched an LTE-Advanced network promising peak speeds of up to 185Mbps.

The operator has used the occasion of its 47th anniversary to launch the Super 4G-LTE service, which it is billing as the fastest LTE service in Indonesia.

The company said its network modernization program has left the network ready for the new service in 23 cities across the nation.

Indosat was the first operator in Asia to launch a 42Mbps HSPA+ service back in 2010.

“This is a great development for Indosat, and most importantly for our Indonesian customers,” said Dr Nasser Marafih, the group CEO of Indosat parent Ooredoo.

“Customer experience is really important to us, across all of the markets that we operate in and this development means that our Indonesian customers can enjoy the best experience through access to cutting edge technologies, faster browsing speeds and stronger connections.”

Ooredoo and its affiliates also provide LTE services in Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and the Maldives.

PT Indosat is the largest of Ooredoo's network of operating companies, with an estimated 56.5 million mobile subscribers as of the first half of 2013. Ooredoo's global customer base was 95 million by the end of that year.

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