Indonesian cellco Indosat has selected Nokia to expand the GSM network of its subsidiary Satelindo in Bali and Java (excluding Jakarta and surrounding areas). Under the terms of the deal, the value of which has not been disclosed, Nokia will supply radio network and circuit and packet switched core networks, and cellular transmission for East Java. It will also include the Nokia NetAct network and service management system, which ensures speed and service quality to customers, as well as network planning, implementation and optimisation services. Satelindo claimed 12.7 million mobile subscribers at the end of September.
Meanwhile, the Indonesian government has revealed plans to issue a new regulation in 2006, which will require telcos to set aside 20% of their capital expenditure to buy local products.