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Indosat Ooredoo reported its first quarter 2020 performance to the market. Total revenue increased by 7.9% to IDR 6.5 trillion YoY, cellular revenue increased by 10.6% to IDR 5.4 trillion YoY, and EBITDA reached IDR 2.4 trillion, a 10.4% improvement YoY. Cellular subscriber numbers stand at 56.2 million by end of March 2020, and Average Revenue per User (ARPU) increased to IDR 29.6 thousand from previously IDR 26.5 thousand in Q1 2019, driven mainly by a data traffic increase of 63% YoY.

President Director and CEO Indosat Ooredoo, Ahmad Al-Neama, said, “Building on the growth momentum from 2019, Indosat Ooredoo has delivered a strong performance in Q1’20. We are on trach with our 3 years’ turnaround plan and see positive momentum continuing in the coming quarters. We all are facing unprecedented challenges and Indosat Ooredoo has been taking proactive & progressive steps to ensure that we support our employees, customers, and community in this challenging situation. We were amongst the first to implement virtual ways of working for our employees to ensure their health and safety. We have accelerated our network rollout plan to make sure that people can stay connected during these times. Steps have been taken to support business continuity for enterprise customer and Indosat Ooredoo continues to support government initiatives in these tough times. Indosat Ooredoo remains committed to accelerating Indonesia’ digital economy agenda and will continue to support to navigate our country through this pandemic.”

Revenues of IDR6,523.1 billion were recorded for Q1 2020, an increase of IDR476.9 billion or 7.9% higher compared to Q1 2019. Indosat Ooredoo’s Cellular, MIDI, and Fixed Telecommunication business each contributed 82%, 15%, and 3% respectively to the consolidated operating revenues for the period ended 31 March 2020. Indosat Ooredoo recorded net loss of IDR605.6 billion, increased by IDR313.1 billion over net loss recorded in Q1 2019 primarily driven by one-off impact of organization rightsizing and loss on foreign exchange.

The Company ended Q1 2020 with a total cellular customer base of 56.2 million, an increase of 5.4% over Q1 2019 due to better product offering combined with improved.

The Company operated 133,186 BTSs as of 31 March 2020, adding 51,680 BTSs compared to last year. To date, the Company has operated 52,174 4G BTS.