Indosat teams with Nokia to launch 5G in Surabaya

17 Sep 2021

Nokia and Indosat Ooredoo have announced the launch of commercial 5G services in Surabaya, a port city on the Indonesian island of Java. The Finnish vendor is supplying the cellco with equipment from its ReefShark based AirScale product range, including its AirScale Single RAN portfolio for both indoor and outdoor coverage. In a press release, Nokia said that the new solution will deliver ‘faster speeds and wider mobile coverage for Indosat Ooredoo’s customers while cutting costs for the operator to run its network’. In addition, it is deploying its dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) solution, which will allow Indosat to use its 4G network spectrum for 5G services, decreasing the time it takes to get 5G up and running.

Indonesia, Indosat Ooredoo (incl. IM2), Nokia