Indonesia’s top operators launch 4G on 1.8GHz band

Indonesia’s top five mobile operators have launched 4G service on 1.8GHz networks in selected cities and regions over the last week. The operators – Telkomsel, Indosat, XL Axiata, 3 Hutchison and Smartfren – together have a 99 per cent share …

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Indosat to migrate users off CDMA network by end June

Indonesia’s second-largest mobile operator Indosat plans to shut down its CDMA network after migrating the remaining subscribers off the service by the end of June to comply with a government order. An estimated 77,000 CDMA customers in 83 cities are …

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Indonesia to engineer 4G migration with 2G tax hike

The Indonesian government has backed a mobile industry proposal to increase the tax on 2G handset sales. According to the Jakarta Post, the government wants to see a majority of the country’s users moving to 4G in the next three …

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Indosat launches i-Aplikazone app store

Indonesian mobile operator Indosat has joined the expanding operator crowd in trying to tap into the growing app economy by developing its own app store. With the launch of i-Aplikazone on Wednesday, the company said it expects to increase revenue from …

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XL turns to Xiaomi’s RedMi 2 to turnaround fortunes

Indonesia’s XL Axiata is tapping the popularity of Xiaomi’s smartphones to try to boost its declining market share, which fell by 3 points to 19 per cent last year. XL, the country’s second largest operator with 60 million connections, will …

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Mobile data drives Telkom’s revenue, profit growth

Telkom Indonesia reported solid top-line and bottom-line growth as its mobile unit posted double-digit growth in revenue, net profit and EBITDA last year. The state-owned firm also saw strong gains in both mobile broadband and fixed broadband users. Telkom’s net …

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SingTel’s net profit rises 11%, but subsidies push down EBITDA

SingTel reported strong revenue growth across all markets, but higher handset subsidies and unfavourable forex movements pushed its EBITDA lower in fiscal Q3. The operator’s net profit in its fiscal Q3 ending 31 December grew 11 per cent to SGD970 …

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Indosat tight-lipped on Hutch bid speculation

Indonesian operator Indosat said it could not comment on a local media report that it wanted to acquire smaller rival PT Hutchison 3 Indonesia — a deal that would create a new number two in one of Asia’s largest mobile …

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Telkomsel’s head appointed to lead Telkom Indonesia

Telkomsel’s president director, Alex Sinaga, has been appointed head of Telkom Indonesia, replacing Arief Yahya, who was named tourism minister in the country’s new government. The government also appointed seven new directors to Telkom’s board. Six are Telkom employees and …

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