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Qatari telecom and Hutchison in talks to create Indonesia's No. 2 carrier

Ooredoo aims for bigger market share in Southeast Asia's top economy

Indonesia has seen a surge in mobile data usage during the COVID-19 pandemic, with students forced to take classes online pushing up demand for streaming services.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Qatari communications company Ooredoo is in talks with Hong Kong conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings over a merger of their Indonesian telecommunications businesses, a deal that would create the country's second-largest mobile network operator.

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