Indosat Ooredoo launches 4Gplus service

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Indonesia's' Indosat Ooredoo has launched LTE-Advanced services in the market branded as 4Gplus.

The newly-renamed operator is offering the service at no extra charge compared to its existing 3G services, Tempo.co reported.

The company said independent tests show the network is capable of download speeds of up to 185Mbps.

Indosat Ooredoo's 4G network is now available in 21 cities throughout Indonesia, and the company expects to expand this to 35 by the end of the year.

The operator has invested 22 trillion rupees since 2012 in upgrading its network for 4G, the Jakarta Globe reported. Indosat Ooredoo now ramping up its efforts to promote 4G smartphones among its customers, recognizing a lack of adoption as the main impediment to 4G take-up in the market.

Indosat Ooredoo recently rebranded from just Indosat as part of efforts by parent company Ooredoo to align its regional subsidiaries around a common brand. Ooredoo Asia owns a 65% stake in Indosat Ooredoo.

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