Singaporean telco StarHub and its Indonesian counterpart Indosat have signed an MoU to provide enhanced mobile services for frequent travellers between the two countries. The alliance is reportedly underpinned by the operators’ joint intent to fully explore each other’s operating markets. The StarHub-Indosat alliance will include special pre-paid and post-paid roaming arrangements for frequent travellers between Singapore and Indonesia. Other initiatives being discussed include joint procurement, product development and unified marketing programmes.
This collaboration marks the latest in the string of partnerships between the two companies. In December 2004, StarHub provided Indosat with technological expertise in accelerating the availability of BlackBerry services in Indonesia. Prior to that, in July 2004, StarHub and Indosat jointly launched a Batam-Singapore IP-VPN service, which provides a cost-effective, scaleable and multi-point connectivity for corporate customers.