Indonesian start-up MKM targets 50,000 fibre users by year-end

9 Sep 2015

MNC Kabel Mediacom (MKM), a unit of Media Nusantara Citra (MNC Media), which is itself part of MNC Group, the largest and the only integrated media, broadcasting, entertainment and telecoms group in Indonesia, is looking to invest in its ongoing service expansion in the country with a view to signing up 50,000 fibre broadband users by end-2015. MKM director of business operations, Salvona Situmeang, told IndoTelko that his company has signed up 20,000 subscribers to date; the operator is already active in Jakarta, with plans to add Surabaya, Semarang and Bandung in the near future. To boost uptake, the company is looking to introduce ‘better promotional offers’ to meet customer needs, he said. TeleGeography notes that in June 2014 MKM picked ZTE of China to build its ultra-high speed broadband internet network in the country, using fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) technologies, capable of offering maximum download speeds of 200Mbps. Ultimately, MKM is looking to build out a fibre-optic network passing ten million homes and has allocated USD400 million over three years and a total USD2 billion-USD3 billion over ten years to realise this.

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