Indosat Ooredoo and Google Signed A Project Loon's Agreement at Silicon Valley
California, October 29, 2015 - Indosat Ooredoo, member of Ooredoo Group, today signed an agreement for Project Loon's trials to support the Government's efforts in providing digital connections to the remote areas in Indonesia. The signing of the agreement was witnessed by Rudiantara, the Minister of Communication and Information of Republic of Indonesia at the headquarters of Google, Silicon Valley, California.
This strategic partnership aimed to support Indonesia Broadband Plan 2014-2019. Indosat Ooredoo as one of the leading telecommunication and digital operators was pleased to support the Government’s program through the collaboration with the global technology company like Google.
"We are very pleased to support the Government's efforts in providing the digital and Internet connections through this partnership. Indosat Ooredoo is always committed to provide a digital connection for the sake of improving the quality of life as far as the rural areas. We also have modernized our network to serve the people who have limited access to the network," said Alexander Rusli, President Director & CEO of Indosat Ooredoo.
Loon Project was designed as the continuation of the digital network's preparation of the telecommunication company as well as filling the gap in the network throughout the Internet bubble in the previously unreachable areas.
"We are pleased to work with Indosat Ooredoo through the trial balloon of Internet Project Loon in Indonesia. There are many Indonesian people who do not have Internet access to get the opportunities in the fields of education, culture and economy. Together, we hope we can bring the Internet as a whole for more millions people in Indonesia," said Mike Cassidy, VP Project Loon Google.
Behind the high rate of social media users, two-thirds of the population in Indonesia is currently unable to access the digital connection and have not benefited yet from the economic digital life. Indosat Ooredoo aims to transform the country through digital connections for all Indonesian people, not only providing access to telecommunication and digital services, but also giving an opportunity for young generation to lead the digital economy, as the turbines of economic and social growth in the future.
"Indosat Ooredoo hopes to continue helping every person in Indonesia to grow and progress more rapidly, so we can improve their life quality, and embrace those who have not served yet in the connectivity. We believe that all people in Indonesia have the same right to access the digital connection," added Alexander.