Indonesia’s second and fourth largest operators – Indosat Ooredoo and XL Axiata – have followed up on their network sharing agreement earlier in the year, the country’s first, by setting up a joint-venture company to provide consultancy services on network collaboration.
The plan was disclosed by Indosat in a filing with the Indonesia Stock Exchange, Jakarta Post said. The 50:50 venture has an authorised capital of IDR10 billion ($750,470) and an issued capital of INR2.5 billion.
The two operators announced in January plans to share their 4G infrastructure in a number of cities. The partnership, the country’s first network-sharing arrangement, will see them share radio access networks (RANs) in Banjarmasin, Banyumas, Batam and Surakarta.
The companies, which had discussed network sharing for two years, said they plan to expand the deal to other cities to support the government’s digital economy agenda. They also aim to expand the partnership to include core network sharing.