53 Years Indosat Ooredoo "Rising Up Indonesia": The Spirit to Rise Together Through the Pandemic and Build Indonesia's Digital Nation

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The pandemic is not over yet. We are still fighting hand in hand and supporting each other to get through this difficult time. Celebrating Indosat Ooredoo's 53rd Anniversary today with the theme "Rising Up Indonesia", Indosat Ooredoo would like to invite all Indonesians to keep up the spirit and rise together to build the nation for a better future and work towards a digital tomorrow.

Indosat Ooredoo continues to rise and work even in its 53rd year, not only inviting all Indonesians and providing the best service to customers but also delivering the best performance to all its stakeholders. In the midst of tight competition and the challenge of the pandemic, the company continues to maintain its growth momentum and is on track and working towards its turnaround strategy. As reflected in the Q3/2020 Result, Indosat Ooredoo has gained the highest revenue growth in the industry, which increased by 9.2% year on year. The company also recorded a double-digit growth of 12.9% for cellular revenue and 17% for EBITDA growth.

"53 years of serving Indonesia has become a precious journey which has united Indosat Ooredoo with the community as well as its customers, especially during this pandemic to rise up together and spread the spirit to continue building a digital Indonesia. We are committed to support government initiatives and help people get through this difficult time by providing various facilities to make communication easier through technology and service innovations and keep them connected," said President Director & CEO of Indosat Ooredoo, Ahmad Al- Neama at the virtual anniversary celebration which was attended by all employees, partners and company stakeholders.

Indosat Ooredoo has made a commitment to support the government and help the community get through the pandemic since the beginning and is still working towards the same today. The company always ensures the best network quality and services are provided for cellular and corporate customers, also supporting SMEs to survive in this difficult time. Indosat Ooredoo has carried out several social initiatives in collaboration with several government institutions during the pandemic and has also supported Distance Learning Programs (PJJ) to assist millions of teachers and students throughout Indonesia, including assistance to Madrasah educational institutions in various regions.

Spreading the spirit of rising together requires Indosat Ooredoo to continue building the company and contribute more for the society. The Q3/2020 performance reflected the company's business initiatives and corporate actions, including the launch of various innovative products such as IMClass for students during the pandemic, IMPreneur for SMEs, IM3 Ooredoo Official Whatsapp, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) that already covered 53 cities nation-wide, IMKiosk and others. The company also launched Smart City, Hybrid Cloud, Big Data and Cloud Connect Solution for corporate customers.

Strategic partnerships with global partners are also being expanded, such as Google, Facebook, Snapchat, Netfoundry, Nexford, GSMA, Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and others. The company has also improved the network quality by adopting new technology and collaborating with strategic partners such as Global Partners Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, ZTE, Cisco and other partners. The company has also rolled out 1,939 new sites in Q3/2020 and has also committed to improve its 4G coverage and a better customer experience.

The company also focuses on social responsibility to the community by carrying out CSR programs such as the IDCamp program, the Virtual Hackaton program, as well as various collaborations and support for education sector.

All the footsteps and hard work in serving customers has gained recognition both locally and internationally, including the Stevie International Business Award 2020, Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Award, HR Asia Award, ALB Indonesia Award, Asia Responsible Enterprise Award 2020, Iconomics CSR Brand Equity Award 2020 and many other awards.

Closing his statement, Ahmad Al-Neama said, "At this precious moment of 53 years Indosat Ooredoo, we would like to express our warmest gratitude and appreciation to all Indonesian customers and people, business partners, government and regulators, shareholders, media partners and many other parties, that have been supporting Indosat Ooredoo's growth to date. Allow me to expect support from all stakeholders to be able to continue working and making Indonesia a digital nation."

About Indosat Ooredoo

Indosat Ooredoo (IDX: ISAT), member of Ooredoo Group, is building Indonesia's leading digital telco, enabling access and greater connectivity for everybody and every business. Indosat Ooredoo aspires to enrich the lives of Indonesians in the digital world. The Company reported 60.4 million mobile customers as of 9M 2020 and operates 59,969 4G BTS covers nearly 90% of population. For other information about Indosat Ooredoo, please contact:

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About Ooredoo

Ooredoo is an international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Serving consumers and businesses in 10 countries, Ooredoo delivers the leading data experience through a broad range of content and services via its advanced, data-centric mobile and fixed networks. Ooredoo generated revenues of QAR 30 billion as of 31 December 2019. Its shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.

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