Grab Partners With Telkomsel to Provide Internet Access to Drivers

Singapore-based Grab has partnered payments processor Mastercard Inc to issue prepaid cards tailored to Southeast Asian consumers, extending the use of Grab's digital wallet and helping its unbanked users transact online. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

By : JG | on 4:17 PM July 06, 2018
Category : Corporate Updates, Transportation

Jakarta. Ride-hailing service Grab Indonesia announced a partnership with the country's largest mobile operator, Telkomsel, to provide its driver partners with affordable, high-quality internet access.

"The partnership between Grab and Telkomsel proves Grab's commitment to the betterment of its partners and peers. We want everyone working together to grow with us. Our services heavily rely on optimal communications technology, and with Telkomsel's countrywide coverage, we can be assured that our drivers' daily communication needs will be met," Grab Indonesia executive director Ongki Kurniawan said in a press release on Friday (06/07).

Under the partnership, Grab drivers can access the widest and most stable network in the country at affordable rates by switching their sim cards.

"We would like to extend our gratitude to Grab for trusting Telkomsel to provide a corporate solution. The communication package we have prepared is equipped to provide connections to the highly mobile, that rely on swift connections," said Primadi K. Putra, vice president for corporate account management at Telkomsel.

"With a network supported by 167,000 base transceiver stations spread across the country, we hope to deliver the best for our partners and customers," Primadi added.

Grab currently provides on-demand services in 224 cities in eight countries in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia. Grab is also the official mobile platform partner for the 2018 Asian Games. It will provide transportation to the more than 15,000 athletes, officials, security personnel and the hundreds of thousands of spectators from Indonesia and abroad during the Games, which will take place in Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra, between Aug. 18 and Sept. 2.

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