JAKARTA, NNC - Indosat Ooredoo targets to provide 4G networks in all of their operational areas in Indonesia by the end of this year.
"One hundred percent of the points we have will be 4G. Now the remaining 3,000 points are not 4G yet, this year all will be finished," said Head of Regional Marketing Group, Gede Krishna Jaya, in Jakarta, Monday (11/19/2018).
Recently they provided 4G networks in Lampung and South Kalimantan, in the near future planning to expand to North Sumatra.
Indosat Ooredoo claims that currently their 4G network coverage covers 60 percent, most of which are in Java. Gede admitted that they were indeed rather late to deploy 4G networks outside Java due to backbone infrastructure problems.
They rely on the infrastructures built by the government, especially Palapa Ring to reach areas outside of Java connected to the 4G network.
Meanwhile, they will not turn off 2G and 3G networks even though a region already has access to 4G because both networks are still needed.
According to Indosat Ooredoo, 70 percent of their customers are smart phone users, the rest are feature phone users.