Indosat Ooredoo and XL Axiata Launch Network Cooperation to Widen 4G-LTE Network Service for Its Customers
Jakarta, 19 January 2016, Indosat Ooredoo and XL Axiata today have announced the launch of Network Cooperation for 4G-LTE through MORAN (Multi Operator Radio Access Network). Both operators are now running a LTE network in several cities among others Banyumas, Surakarta, Batam and Banjarmasin and plan to extend the cooperation to other cities to suport Digital Economy agenda in Indonesia.
Network Cooperation is common in many leading countries – this allows operators to offer a wider network with a seamless customer experience. This is the first time network cooperation is used for LTE in Indonesia. The customer experience is absolutely seamless and customers can experience the best quality LTE services they enjoy with Indosat Ooredoo and XL Axiata.
“We are glad with our collaboration with XL Axiata. This allows us to widen our 4G-LTE network to our customers and support government's effort to build Digital Economy for Indonesia. Through this initiative we are not only supporting the government’s effort to reduce imports in foreign currencies but also allow us to be more efficient, reduce import of equipment and focus our investments in the country,” said Alexander Rusli, President Director and CEO of Indosat Ooredoo
President Director & CEO XL Axiata, Dian Siswarini states, "It’s part of XL Axiata’s commitment to support Government's effort to accelerate the telecommunications infrastructure availability throughout Indonesia. The collaboration between XL Axiata and Indosat Ooredoo will also be part of the attempt to increase the company competitiveness, in terms of operational efficiency through network sharing as well as brings advantage to our customers where at the end will speed up the digital economy implementation in Indonesia. For the early stages, we start the 4G LTE network cooperation through MORAN in several key cities and moving forward this may be expanded further that will mutually benefit both parties.”
Alex added that this plan has been discussed for the past two years. “We hope with this collaboration, we can deliver even better services to our customer by giving a wider network service across Indonesia. “We have seen great response for our LTE services and through this cooperation we will be able to accelerate our LTE deployment across the country – enabling Indonesia to become a leading country in 4G growth,” he said.
At this stage the network sharing is only for the radio access network. Indosat Ooredoo and XL Axiata are committed to continue their cooperation, with the support of the government both operators hope that they can explore further the scope of the cooperation and extend the agreement to cover core network sharing – this will will increase the network efficiency and hence allow both companies to serve more customers with their LTE network, always with the highest speeds and better service experience.