Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison’s recent acquisition of MNC Play marks a strategic expansion into the fibre-to-the-home market, promising new options for customers and advancement in Indonesia’s digital transformation. Inclusion of MNC Play’s fibre optic network into the IOH portfolio fortifies their position in the market.
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The monumental $6 billion merger of Indosat Ooredoo and Hutchison 3 Indonesia has quite literally shifted the telecommunications landscape, propelling the newly formed IOH to Indonesia’s second-largest operator. Amid the complexities of combing networks, meticulous planning was key, and despite the odds, the venture has resulted in substantial improvements in service and competitive edge.