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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Developing Asian markets help fuel 77% jump in global data traffic

While mobile operators in developed markets are experiencing a slowdown in data traffic growth, developing markets in Asia helped fuel a 77 per cent increase in data usage globally in Q1. Growth in data usage has risen over the last …

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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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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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Indosat partners with Facebook to offer free access

Indosat, Indonesia’s second largest operator, has joined the crowd partnering with Facebook to offer its prepaid and postpaid customers free internet access through Internet.org. The operator, which is 65 per cent owned by Ooredoo, has 63 million mobile connections and …

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Indosat’s margins to drop, consolidation on the horizon – Fitch

Indosat’s operating margin will decline to about 40 per cent from 42.5 per cent last year as competition intensifies in the data segment and its marketing costs rise, according to Fitch Ratings. The decline will also be driven by a …

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Indosat expects surge in data usage after network upgrade

Indonesia’s third largest operator Indosat expects data traffic to surge at least 50 per cent after completing a two-year network upgrade last November. Indosat, which has an 18 per cent market share and 54 million connections, has devoted the majority …

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Indosat-SoftBank JV invests in Indonesian startup Dealoka

Dealoka, a mobile e-commerce app, received its first round of Series A funding in January from SB ISAT, a $50 million venture fund jointly established by Indosat (owned by Ooredoo Group) and Japan’s SoftBank to target Indonesian growth-stage startups. Dealoka …

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Indosat CEO denies interest in Hutchison 3

Indosat’s chief executive has said the country’s number three mobile player is not in talks to acquire Hutchison 3 Indonesia. A media report earlier in the week claimed that Indosat was interested in acquiring its smaller rival — a deal …

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