Indonesian metro Ethernet fibre-optic provider Biznet Networks says it has rolled out fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology to Bali. The operator’s new Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network (GEPON) network is capable of delivering triple-play voice (VoIP), internet and video services. Last Friday, the company held an opening ceremony for its new max3 store/office branch at Kuta, Bali. Biznet’s FTTH network currently covers around 30km within the area of Jimbaran to Kuta, with plans to expand coverage to other areas this year as demand increases. Commenting on the launch, Biznet President Adi Kusma said ‘With the penetration of Biznet’s fibre-optic network, we are hoping that internet penetration in Bali will also increase along with the availability of a reliable broadband internet connection that can give a speed of up to 15Mbps.’
As well as expanding its network coverage Biznet is looking to improve its service portfolio in order to grab market share. In January this year the company launched its metroNET 1Mbps service for the corporate segment, with prices starting from IDR1 million (USD83.2 million) per month. metroNET is available in a range of packages, with connection speeds of between 1Mbps and 10Mbps. Biznet also offers its max3 internet service for residential users with speeds of up to 15Mbps; consumer packages start from IDR500,000 for a 2.5GB volume-based quota.