PT Telkom to spend USD150m this year on fibre-optic networks

25 Jan 2012

Indonesia’s largest telecoms operator by subscribers and revenues, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (PT Telkom), plans to invest USD150 million in its fibre-optic networks this year, to meet rising demand for data bandwidth-hungry services. The Jakarta Post quotes the firm’s president Rinaldi Firmansyah as saying that the deployment of fibre is ongoing and that it will be funded by internal resources. Telkom is looking to roll out a 47,000km optical fibre network spanning from Aceh to Papua as it looks to bolster internet access speeds. The plan forms part of a wider initiative to spend IDR21.19 trillion (USD2.30 billion) between 2011 and 2015 in the rollout of a national broadband backbone capable of delivering access speeds of 20Mbps-100Mbps in all homes in at least 497 cities.

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