Indosat Ooredoo Mendapat Dukungan Penuh dari GSMA untuk Menjadi yang Pertama di Asia yang melakukan Field Trial untuk Teknologi OpenRAN

TIP-incubated OpenRAN technology to accelerate digital equity, expand digital economy, and prepare digital ecosystems through community labs

Jakarta, March 10, 2020 - Indosat Ooredoo in collaboration with the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and with the support of the GSMA, announced today it will be deploying OpenRAN technology in Indonesia to encourage cost effectiveness and accelerate digital equity. Indosat Ooredoo will be the first operator supported by GSMA to conduct OpenRAN field trials in Asia by April 2020.

After an evaluation, a field trial will also be conducted at USO BTS location located in frontier, outermost and least developed regions often referred to as 3T (terdepan, terluar, tertinggal) regions of Indonesia.

In parallel to the OpenRAN field trials, Indosat also committed to working together with the wider industry in Indonesia to establish the 1st TIP Community Lab in South East Asia in Q2 2020. This TIP Community Lab will be a neutral host platform for the Indonesian telecoms community & TIP members to collaboratively validate and test interoperability of TIP-led solutions against operator requirements, and in turn accelerate deployment and market readiness of these solutions.

Together with TIP and partners, our future intention is to build a local ecosystem that can further sustain the development and deployment of innovative and cost-effective solutions for Indonesian operators, as well as contribute towards driving the socio-economic development for Indonesia.

President Director & CEO of Indosat Ooredoo, Ahmad Al-Neama, said: "We are pleased to be able to collaborate with the TIP Community; we are also grateful for the full support of Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA). Indosat Ooredoo has a similar vision with the Government to create an effective and equitable digital ecosystem throughout Indonesia and encourage the emergence of local players. We hope this collaboration will accelerate the creation of a healthier industry and improve the digital economy and better life for the people of Indonesia.”

Julian Gorman, Head of Asia Pacific, GSMA, said: “We are delighted to see how operators in Indonesia are taking a lead in driving digital transformation, to evaluate and to reap the benefits of innovative solutions, whilst supporting the digital economic development of the country. This is also an important move for the APAC region and promises to be a reference for other operators to explore network technology innovation for increased diversity, security and flexibility in their supply chain.”

Attilio Zani, Executive Director, TIP, said: “Only through collaboration can we accelerate the pace of innovation in telecom networks; we are excited to see the Indonesian telecoms community rallying together for this purpose. This is the beginning of a transformation journey in Indonesia – as the telecoms community and Indonesian citizens reap the benefits of locally tested and deployed TIP-led solutions, and a stronger supply ecosystem. We look forward to bringing the knowledge and expertise within the TIP community to support Indonesia’s transformational journey.”

About the Telecom Infra Project

Launched in February 2016, TIP is a collaborative telecom community that is evolving the infrastructure that underpins global connectivity. TIP has an independent Board of Directors, consisting of Vodafone, Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom, British Telecom, Facebook and Intel, and 500+ members, including service providers, technology providers, developers, integrators, startups, and a range of other entities inside and outside the traditional telco space. TIP’s mission is to accelerate the pace of innovation in next generation telecom networks, through the design, build, test and deployment of standards-based, open and disaggregated network solutions. TIP currently has 12 sponsored Community Labs globally, with the Indonesian TIP Community Lab the first in Southeast Asia.