Telkom ups CAPEX to USD2.1bn in 2009

13 Feb 2009

Indonesia’s largest telecom firm PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) has revealed plans to increase its 2009 CAPEX budget to USD2.1 billion, from USD2 billion in 2008, with 70% set aside for developing broadband infrastructure and services. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Telkom provides dial-up and broadband internet access, data network services (including VPN frame relay and IP VPN), VoIP services for international calls, ISDN lines and other multimedia services. As at 30 September 2008 Telkom’s ADSL internet access service Speedy (launched in June 2004) had 593,000 subscribers, up 184% from 209,000 a year earlier. Revenues from Speedy services for the first nine months of 2008 were IDR971.3 billion. The telco’s dial-up service TelkomNET Instan (launched in October 2004) has taken a back seat following the rise in popularity of broadband. Nonetheless, the operator recorded an average 455,000 telephony subscribers were accessing its narrowband service by September 2008.

Indonesia, Telkom Indonesia