Catch for falling Star?

22 Oct 2007

Indonesian telecoms operator PT Indosat says that fewer than 10% of eligible subscribers have registered for replacement handsets for its StarOne CDMA service, under a frequency migration programme designed to improve service quality and comply with existing regulations. The Jakarta Post notes that StarOne users have until 31 October to register for handsets under the scheme but that to date, only 3,000 out of 50,000 eligible subscribers have stepped up to take advantage of the offer. The free replacement handset offer was introduced because the migration affects subscribers in the Greater Jakarta area, many of whom use incompatible single-band handsets. StarOne has 600,000 subscribers nationwide, but Indosat faces a problem if it hopes to complete the frequency migration smoothly, as planned, by next month.

Indonesia, Indosat Ooredoo (incl. IM2)