Indonesian broadband provider PT Supra Primatama Nusantara, trading as Biznet Networks, has announced the expansion of its fibre-optic networks in three areas of the country, Kediri (East Java), Tasikmalaya (West Java) and Palembang (South Sumatra).
The ISP, which is owned by local tycoon Rudy Suliawan and operates a GE-PON fibre-to-the-home/business (FTTH/B) infrastructure across Indonesia, said the Kediri expansion will help improve services for customers in the city, which has the third largest population in East Java after Surabaya and Malang. Biznet Networks has been active in Kediri since 2015 and also provides free Wi-Fi services in a number of locations, such as in Taman Sekartaji, Kediri Memorial Park, Ngronggo Park, and Joyo Boyo City Forest Park. It says its new ‘Biznet Fiber’ network in the region consists of a Terabit Core Router Network, 10G/100G Metro Ethernet distribution network and GE-PON. Service packages start from IDR300,000 (USD21.3) per month for a 50Mbps connection, or IDR1,000,000 for BizNet Metronet (50Mbps).
Earlier this month Biznet expanded its fast internet services to Tasikmalaya in West Java offering a choice of two plans, namely: services targeting the residential (consumer) segment ‘Biznet Home’ and costing IDR300,000 per month for a 50Mbps line; and, a business/SME range ‘Biznet Metronet, again starting from 50Mbps but with an IDR1 million/month price tag. In addition, the ISP has also strengthened its presence in Palembang by improving its penetration in Palembang City, where it has been active since 2014. The second largest citiy in South Sumatra province, Palembang City is understood to hold tremendous potential with an increasing number of internet users. Biznet Network’s FTTH/B services are available in several areas in the city of Palembang, including Kelurahan, Bukit Lama, Bukit Baru, Lawangkidul, and Kelurahan Kepandaean Baru, and prices start from IDR350,000 for a 50Mbps package.
Last month, Biznet also revealed that the construction of the Biznet Fiber Java-Bali network had been completed in both the North and South lines, where so far 112 cities have been connected by its optical cable network.