PT Sampoerna Telekomunikasi Indonesia (STI), which currently operates under the brand name Ceria, is reportedly changing the firm’s trademark to Net1 Indonesia as part of its planned migration from CDMA to a 4G LTE-based service. IndoTelko notes that the name ‘Net1 Indonesia’ has been active as STI’s official twitter account since March 2017; it also runs a Facebook page of the same name. The twitter account confirms that Net1 is the new official name, while a Facebook post outlines its aim to offer a Net1 ARGO 4G Mobile Wi-Fi Router and LOG U-270 4G Fixed Wi-Fi Router, ‘for customers who want to have 4G internet access at home, at the office, and wherever’.
A ‘full mobility’ licensed mobile service provider, STI is part of the Sampoerna Strategic Group and until now has been known under the name Ceria as a continuation of PT Mobile Selular Indonesia (Mobisel) and PT Mandara Selular Indonesia (Mandara). STI is the only telecommunication operator in Indonesia operating at a frequency of 450MHz using CDMA2000 1x technology. It has full mobility licences with national coverage, although currently its footprint is limited to the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Lombok. In February 2017, STI announced it had successfully secured permission to deploy a 4G LTE network at 450MHz, nationwide.