Telkom keen to participate in fibre-optic tender

7 Nov 2006

Indonesia’s dominant telecoms company PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) says it will take part in the country’s proposed fibre-optic network construction tender which is valued at USD1.5 billion and expected to be launched in October next year.

Telkom managing director Arwin Rasyid confirmed his company’s interest, adding he was still considering the best options for Telkom to take part in the process. Speaking to reporters in Jakarta, Rasyid said: ‘Whether or not we form a consortium, Telkom will certainly play a large role in constructing the fibre-optic network’, adding that one aim would be to increase the capacity of the incumbent’s network at the same time to support increased demand both for itself and its subsidiaries such as mobile arm Telkomsel and PT Telkom Vision, a pay-TV broadcast provider.

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