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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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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XL foresees rapid uptake of 4G

Indonesia’s second largest operator XL Axiata is forecasting that 4G customers will account for up to 25 per cent of its total data users in just two years, assuming affordable 4G smartphones are available. Rashad Javier Sanchez, the company’s acting …

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XL’s outlook stable despite sharp fall in data tariffs — Fitch

Indonesia’s XL Axiata’s EBITDA margin is expected to remain at 40 per cent despite lower-margin data services continuing to substitute more profitable voice/text services as data tariffs remain depressed. Fitch Ratings said XL’s profitability will benefit from operating cost savings from …

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