Indosat and Facebook launch Internet.org in Indonesia

21 Apr 2015

Indonesian operator PT Indosat, which is 65%-owned by Ooredoo Asia, has partnered with Facebook to launch ‘Internet.org’ in Indonesia, as part of the wider ‘Internet Tanpa Pulsa Untuk Semua’ initiative for all Indonesians. The pair say that Internet.org makes surfing the Web more accessible by offering a set of basic services, including health, education, social media and news. In a joint press release, the pair note that Facebook’s Internet.org initiative is aimed at making internet access available to the two thirds of the world’s population who have never been connected before. Commenting on the development, Indosat president and CEO Alexander Rusli, said: ‘Indonesia’s government has clear targets to bring more of our nation’s people online, including increasing wireless connectivity across the country, while also making this connectivity affordable for the everyday person. With this partnership Indosat has taken the first step to help our industry to drive this forward. As such, we encourage all Indonesians to take advantage of this fantastic and unique offer available in the market today.’ Under the scheme, Indosat is providing internet access at no charge via Internet.org services both for its pre-paid (IM3 & Mentari) customers and post-paid Matrix subscribers.

Indonesia, Facebook, Indosat Ooredoo (incl. IM2)