Indonesian regulator, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), has begun an audit on the country’s 3G licence holders – Mobile8 Telecom, Telkomsel, Cyber Access Communications (CAC) and Natrindo Telepon Seluler/Lippo Telecom – which have been slow to launch services. The regulator is auditing the companies on their efficiency; the investigation should be completed within two weeks.
In a separate story, Telkomsel has revealed plans to invest USD700 million this year to expand its 2G and 3G services. It hopes to increase its subscriber base by 55%, to 22 million by the end of 2005. In the three months to the end of March it signed up 3.3 million new users.