Indosat Ooredoo enters alliance with Thuraya

24 Jan 2017

Indonesia's Indosat Ooredoo has entered an alliance to provide a range of enterprise services combining its products with satellite connectivity from Thuraya.

Under the agreement, new services will be developed using Indosat SIMs roaming on the Thuraya network, as well as satellite services bundled with Indosat Ooredoo digital applications.

In the near future, the partners said they plan to expand this alliance to cover new services for the fast-growing IoT market.

Indosat will target the bundled products at market segments that benefit from remote connectivity extending beyond the reach of terrestrial networks and in a range of extreme environmental conditions. Examples include oil and gas, mining, military and police as well as boating and fishing.

“We look forward to working with Thuraya to offer communication services beyond terrestrial reach,” Indosat Ooredoo director and chief of wholesale and enterprise Herfini Haryono said.

“The cooperation will expand the reach of our digital services such as unified communications, and provide a truly seamless experience. By adding satellite connectivity from Thuraya to the Indosat Ooredoo Business portfolio we continue to deliver on our strategy to lead in digital transformation.”

Thuraya chief commercial officer Bilal Hamouri added that the agreement is an important step towards a long-term collaboration between the two companies.

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