Indosat launches ‘Super WiFi’ service

1 Oct 2012

Indonesia’s second largest telecoms group by subscribers PT Indosat has launched a new service that enables its mobile customers to connect to the company’s hotspots automatically, TechInAsia reports. The new ‘Super WiFi’ service is enabled via the introduction of Indosat’s new SIM card technology – Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). To date, the operator has installed a total of 700 hotspots in public spaces in Java and Bali, but now plans to expand its coverage. According to Indosat chief commercial officer Erik Meijer his company intends to develop and enhance Super WiFi: ‘So in a short time, we will expand to big cities elsewhere in Indonesia by adding 30,000 more hotspots. We realised that speedy Wi-Fi services is key in this business.’ At launch, the carrier is making SuperWiFi free for all Indosat customers, and promises to deliver a maximum 2Mbps connection with an ‘unlimited’ data cap. It has not divulged when the free promotion period will end.

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