Indosat Ooredoo, Cisco forge next-generation/5G connectivity partnership

5 Nov 2021

Indonesian operator Indosat Ooredoo and US-based vendor Cisco have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on ‘development of next-generation connectivity solutions for businesses of all sizes.’ Under the MoU, Cisco says it will work with Indosat Ooredoo on its architectural transformation to help unlock the commercial potential of secure, agile connectivity solutions for businesses. In addition, the partnership seeks to ‘strengthen Indosat Ooredoo’s mobile and fibre network for more commercial launches of 5G and high-speed connectivity service, which will enable it to provision capabilities such as low-latency, managed Wi-Fi, and managed SD-WAN technology services.’ Indosat Ooredoo’s CEO Ahmad Al-Neama added: ‘We believe that this strategic partnership will play an important role in supporting the government to accelerate digital transformation in Indonesia.’

The two companies also intend to develop use cases that accelerate the deployment of next-generation network connectivity and 5G services across different customer segments. Another key element of the collaboration aims to ensure ‘5G preparedness that underpins Indosat Ooredoo’s commitment to a safe and secure customer experience throughout the country,’ according to the operator’s press release.

Indonesia, Cisco Systems, Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH)