Indosat predicts falling mobile phone charges

28 Mar 2006

Indonesia’s second largest mobile network operator PT Indosat says that average mobile phone call charges will fall as established operators try to fend off new competition in the shape of newcomers such as Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd, which owns a majority stake in Cyber Access Communications (CAC). Mobile call charges are relatively high compared to other countries in the region and the advent of competition is likely to change this. Indosat spokesman Hasnul Suhaimi said local operators would most likely introduce low-cost starter packs and could reduce airtimes, though he did not specify a timeframe when rates might fall.

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