BTel readies triple-play offer as it seeks to rebuild

29 Jun 2016

Struggling Indonesian telco Bakrie Telecom (BTel) is poised to launch a triple-play bundle of broadband internet, IPTV and voice telephony services as part of a plan to restructure its loss-making business. The carrier will reportedly work with Bakrie Group sister firm Visi Media Asia (Viva) to support the venture, with The Jakarta Post noting that BTel will provide the network, internet and telephony services while Viva will supply TV content. ‘The shareholder meeting has appointed R. Bismarka Kurniawan as the new president director, who is also the vice president director of Viva,’ said BTel commissioner Anindya Novyan, going on to point out that the CDMA market was on the wane, with subscriber numbers declining from eleven million in 2013 to 2.4 million two years later. ‘We must accept that the CDMA era is over […] We are currently formulating how it will work along with our debt restructuring plan,’ Anindya added.

Indonesia, Bakrie Telecom (BTel)