Telkom spending USD22.4m in new BTS equipment

13 Oct 2011

The Jakarta Post writes that the country’s largest communications group by subscribers and revenues, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) is investing IDR200 billion (USD22.5 million) to increase the number of base transceiver stations (BTS) on its network to support its recently launched Flexi Net Mobile Broadband service. The telco currently owns and operates 735 BTS equipped with CDMA2000 1x EV-DO technology, including 462 in Jakarta, 123 in West Java, 40 in Makassar and 13 BTS in Denpasar. As a result of the new investment, Telkom hopes to boost the total to 1,100, it said. Telkom managing director Rinaldi Firmansyah is quoted as saying: ‘We will use the investment to build supporting infrastructure for the EV-DO technology at BTS we operate across Indonesia.’ The expansion will enable Flexi users across the country to access the internet at speeds of up to 5Mbps, he added. Flexi Net Mobile Broadband is being rolled out in ten major Indonesian cities, Rinaldi said.

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