Indonesian broadband services provider MyRepublic says it has signed up 140,000 subscribers since it launched two years ago. Chief Commercial Officer KC Lai told journalists that the company now boasts more than 500,000 Indonesian homes passed with unlimited fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) packages available in six major cities, namely: Jabodetabek, Surabaya, Malang, Palembang, Medan and Semarang. With prices starting from IDR279,000 (USD21) for a 50Mbps internet connection, MyRepublic is also enticing users with a range of TV channel services and free rental on devices.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Singapore-based start-up MyRepublic, backed by Indonesian telco Sunshine Network and French telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel, announced the launch of fibre internet services in Indonesia in July 2015, with prices starting at an uber competitive USD15 per month for a ‘Basic’ plan, up to the most expensive at around USD70 (‘Supernova’) for a 300Mbps connection. Having previously gone live in Singapore – where it has set out its stall to disrupt the status quo – and New Zealand (since October 2014), MyRepublic initially switched on fibre broadband in nine locations in Indonesia, in parts of Palembang and Surabaya.