Government asks cellcos to cooperate on possible tariff-cutting plan

25 Jul 2007

According to a report in Jakarta-based Antara News, Indonesia’s Communications and Information Minister Muhammad Nuh has asked the country’s mobile operators to disclose their cost structures to enable the government to see whether there is a case to cut their service charges. In a statement yesterday, the minister said full disclosure of cost structures would allow the state to assess the investment and operational cost structures of each operator, thus improving its ability to ascertain whether it could cut tariffs for end users. Indonesia’s mobile operators are so far remaining tight-lipped on the minister’s proposal.