The parent company of Indosat, Ooredoo is allocating Rp 7 trillion ($477 million) as the Capex for it to bring 4G services across the country next year, reported Jakarta Globe. Indosat said that it is set to launch its commercial 4G service in November. Indosat started its “SUPER 4G-LTE” service, offering pre trial for its customers to enjoy speeds of up to 185Mbps November last year.
The operator estimates that by 2018 broadband penetration in Indonesia will reach 50 per cent of total mobile users. In line with this, the Operator, in April announced a partnership with Facebook to launch "Internet Tanpa Pulsa Untuk Semua" initiative aimed at boosting the mobile broadband take up. The service provides easy access to critical information to all Indonesians, including useful health, education, social media for communication & news.