Indosat opts out of 2.1GHz spectrum auction, report claims

30 Sep 2022

IndoTelko, citing a statement from the Ministry of Communication and Information (MCI, or KemKominfo), has reported that Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH) has walked away from the upcoming auction of 2.1GHz spectrum which is due to begin on 3 October. In an official notice dated 30 September, KemKominfo confirmed that three companies – IOH, Telkomsel (Telekomunikasi Selular) and XL Axiata – requested selection documents and submitted applications by 27 September 2022. However, having carried out an examination of the trio’s applications per the Administrative Evaluation Stage (28 and 29 September), it declared that whilst Telkomsel and XL Axiata were declared ‘complete’, IOH had resigned from the process (through Letter Number 462/NOO/REL/22 dated 27 September 2022 regarding Notice of Not Continuing Participation in the Selection of Users of the 2.1GHz Radio Frequency Band for the Purpose of the Implementation of the 2022 Mobile Cellular Network).

KemKominfo notes that the auction stage will go ahead as planned next Monday.