Livik.net – After being declared to have passed the Operational Feasibility Test (ULO) to deploy a 5G network by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kemenkominfo), Indosat Ooredoo officially launched the first commercial 5G service in Surakarta (Solo).
The 5G services presented will be focused on consumers and business customers of Indosat Ooredoo, whose ultimate goal is to realize digital transformation and economic recovery in the city.
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President Director and CEO of Indosat Ooredoo, Ahmad Al-Neama explained, the partnership established with the Surakarta city government is to support economic recovery.
“I am very grateful and proud to be able to launch Indosat Ooredoo’s first commercial 5G service in Solo to showcase the transformative power of 5G to young people, digital communities and businesses in this amazing city. We believe this technology will help accelerate the digital transformation of Indonesian society and drive business innovation across all industries. Today marks the beginning of our journey in driving the 5G revolution across the country, advancing the nation towards a future that supports 5G,” said Ahmad, Tuesday (22/6).
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Then Ahmad also added that this partnership also includes collaboration in the realm of empowering MSMEs, digital talent education, and developing smart cities. This is driven by Indosat Ooredoo and the Surakarta City Government to encourage a collaborative response in accelerating economic recovery through empowering MSMEs and providing opportunities for young people to hone their full potential.
And to bring the power of 5G services to the people of Solo, Indosat Ooredoo focuses on optimizing the 5G experience in three use cases.
First, delivering enhanced mobile broadband for better wireless video quality, video games, and other data-intensive mobile applications. Second, continuing the vision of Smart City & Industry 4.0 in Solo through the application of machine learning technology (Machine Learning) and automation of operations.
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Third, is presented smart edutainment that combines the power of technology Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). To empower MSMEs in Solo, Indosat Ooredoo has started selling Rasa Solo Hampers on the myIM3 application and will train tens of thousands of Solo MSMEs to go digital.
Indosat Ooredoo also provides UCan services to offer micro-loans to these MSME players to help fund their business growth. In the realm of digital talent education, Indosat Ooredoo will facilitate training and development of content creators for two thousand young people and youth movement communities in Solo City.
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The company will also facilitate AR-based training for 500 young developers from Solo. Meanwhile, to empower Solo as the next smart city, Indosat Ooredoo will also build a smart information center at City Hall that connects the city command center with more than 2,700 RTs to provide real-time information throughout the city.
Following the initial 5G launch in Solo, Indosat Ooredoo plans to expand commercial 5G services to other major cities in Indonesia, including Jakarta, Surabaya and Makassar, where there is high consumer demand for data services.