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Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison - the US$6 billion merger creates the second-biggest telecom operator in Indonesia

Indosat Ooredoo and PT Hutchison 3 Indonesia have agreed to merge their complementary Indonesian businesses with a total transaction value of US$6 billion. The merged company will be the archipelago nation’s second-biggest and world-class telecom and Internet giant with over US$3 billion in revenues. Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison will have the financial and customer scale to invest even more into its network and deliver more value to customers and shareholders in Indonesia.

Canning Fok, Group Co-Managing Director of CK Hutchison, said: “With greater scale, expanded spectrum, and a more efficient cost structure, Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison will be better positioned to extend the rollout of its network and enhance service quality and speed.” Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, Managing Director of Ooredoo Group, concluded: “This merged company will deliver significant value and benefits for all stakeholders including Indosat Ooredoo and Ooredoo Group shareholders, customers, employees and Indonesia.”

The combined company will be able to leverage the experience and expertise of CK Hutchison and Ooredoo Group in 5G and traditional networks, technologies, products and services to drive accelerated innovation across Indonesia’s digital economy. Both parties expressed gratitude for the sound policy environment that regulators and the Indonesian government have created for the telecom industry. 

Wind Tre brings super-fast Internet to the nation

The Wind Tre connectivity juggernaut rolls on, bringing super-fast Internet to Modena, Imperia, Tuscany, Lazio, Frosinone, Lombardy, Nuoro and Sardinia. Fiber-to-the-Home and ‘Super Fibra’ services bring unlimited Internet access at 1 GB speeds to homes and businesses, delivering much-needed connection during the COVID-19 work-from-home and home study period.

GAMECO extends aircraft maintenance capability to Beijing

Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Company (GAMECO) has expanded its aircraft maintenance operations to the newest airport in the nation’s capital, Beijing. GAMECO has recently been awarded approval from the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency to conduct line maintenance and heavy maintenance. GAMECO’s operations hangar is Asia’s largest, and can hold up to five wide-body plus three narrow-body aircraft (or 12 narrow-body aircraft) at the same time.

Felixstowe and Harwich selected to join UK freeport initiative

Freedom begets freedom and, in this case, freeports. In the wake of Brexit, the UK will create eight freeports – including the Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe and Harwich International. Beginning operations from late 2021, the freeports should enjoy simplified planning, lower customs and taxes, and incentives that will promote investment and job creation in areas surrounding the ports. The increased economic activity will attract more goods to pass through the freeports and further strengthen their position as major hubs of British trade.

5G in Ireland and Austria, inside and out!

2020 marked the launch of 3 Ireland’s 5G network, which is available in every county in Ireland, for consumers and businesses alike. 3 Austria’s 5G roll-out saw the implementation of the nation’s first full inside-and-out 5G office tower in Vienna. The new Peak Vienna building has 1GB per second rates of transmission – even in stairwells and the basement – powered by 5G minicells.

Indonesians are digging remote mobile access from 3

Mining and plantation communities are benefiting from 3 Indonesia’s installation of Nokia’s Long-Term Evolution (LTE) base stations to deliver connectivity to remote areas in central Sulawesi. The transmission relay distribution system requires an extensive backhaul network to get communication in and out of these areas. Morowali residents and businesses alike will benefit from access to telephone and Internet services.

Ireland’s 5G transformation

3 Ireland users can now access 5G on what is the country’s largest 5G network, following its September launch. Coverage is currently available in certain areas of every county – via 315 sites – and this will continue to grow with 500 more sites going live this year.


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