Government orders Telkom to open up DLD call service to Indosat

5 Dec 2007

The government of Indonesia has requested that PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), open up its domestic long-distance calls service to rival operator PT Indosat by 3 April 2008. The dominant operator has been ordered to allow its subscribers, initially in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, to use the service provided by rival Indosat by the deadline given, reports Thomson Financial citing an Information Ministry statement. ‘We appreciate the decision to open up domestic long-distance access code in Balikpapan. We hope this will be a first step for the creation of healthier climate for competition that will ultimately benefit general public and subscribers,’ Indosat director Guntur Siboro said.