Mobile operator Indosat Ooredoo has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with satellite services provider Thuraya Telecommunications Company which the partners say should help transform communications in Indonesia. Under the framework agreement, the pair will promote a new range of joint offerings – combining Indosat products with Thuraya Satellite technology and devices for the Indonesian business user segment. The MoU focuses on three main areas: firstly, the new services will use Indosat SIM cards roaming on the Thuraya network; secondly, the pair will look to bundle Indosat Ooredoo digital applications with Thuraya devices; and in the future, the two firms will look to exploit potential openings in the nascent Internet of Things (IoT) market.
Commenting on the MoU, Herfini Haryono, Indosat Ooredoo Director and Chief of Wholesale and Enterprise, said: ‘We look forward to working with Thuraya to offer communication services beyond terrestrial reach. This will allow businesses, military and oil and gas companies, which operate on sea or on remote locations to stay connected with their central offices, bases, and partners. It increases the efficiency of their operations, saves lives and increases employee satisfaction by keeping in touch with their families.’