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Telecommunication Equipment Indonesia

Cellular Services Indonesia (2008)

The Indonesian cellular market is heating up and becoming more lucrative as demand for mobile phones continues to increase. Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world with 230 million people and mobile subscribers of 98.15 million as of the first quarter of 2008, a penetration rate of 39%. The penetration rate indicates that there is still room for growth in the country’s cellular market. The shape of the market is expected to undergo change as a number of new operators, with foreign partners, like Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel), SingaporeTechnologies Telemedia (STT), Telecom Malaysia, Hutchinson, Maxis, and Qatar Telecom QSC, enter the market.

Broadcasting Services Indonesia (2008)

The television broadcasting industry in Indonesia has grew significantly in the last ten years until the end of 2005, with the number of stations increasing to 86 in more than 50 cities and almost all the provinces in Indonesia. The number will continue to increase as 218 TV station operators have applied for operational licenses. Indonesian TV stations require the involvement of foreign investors for financial support and expertise in the industry.

Pay TV has been available in Indonesian for the past 13 years but subscribers have remained low until the pat two years with new developments affecting all of the pacesetters. According to Clarity Research report in May 2008 on “Indonesia in View”, the number of pay-TV subscribers (individual residential and SMATV) has more than doubled to reached 785,300 at the end of March 2008; with 6610,100 individual residential subscribers and 125,200 SMATV subscribers.

Fixed Wireless Services Indonesia (2009)

The Indonesian fixed wireless access (FWA) market is heating up and becoming more lucrative as demand for mobile phones continues to increase. Indonesia encompasses over 6,000 inhabited islands, making fixed wireless networks a far superior solution to costly landline networks in terms of physical deployment, and capital expenditures for infrastructure. Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world with over 230 million people and FWA mobile subscribers of 21.70 million at the end of 2008, a penetration rate of 9.43%. The penetration rate indicates that there is still room for growth in the country’s FWA market.

Wireless Broadband Indonesia (2010)

The number of internet users in Indonesia is expected to triple by 2015, fueling growth for media companies and phone carriers. The number of broadband subscribers is expected to double in 2010 to 14.1 million, and the number is expected to reach 46.1 million in 2013. Mobile broadband internet service is really giving significant revenue to Indonesian telecommunication operators. High potential demand on mobile broadband internet service has pushed operators to launch mobile broadband internet service to accommodate their subscribers' needs. Operators are competing to achieve as many subscribers and revenue.

The Indonesian regulator (BRTI - Indonesian Telecommunications Regulatory Body is considering to change its rule allowing new Wimax licensees to upgrade to mobile Wimax. The licensees have been lobbying BRTI to let them deploy the 802.16e mobile Wimax on the grounds as the fixed Wimax standard is not suited to either urban or rural deployment. The government awarded licenses last year, mandating the older 802.16d fixed Wimax standard.

Cellular Services Indonesia (2010)

The Indonesian cellular market has reached a 75% penetration rate with 180 million handsets. Average Revenue Per Unit (ARPU) has declined due to fierce price competition. However, the profit margin has continued to increase as revenue from content services and internet access services have been growing. Moreover, network efficiency is improving by consolidating networks and infrastructure such as towers and backbone links.

Prepaid cards are in high demand and have grown quite fast especially with middle to lower-income consumers. More than 90 percent of growth comes from the sale of store-value cards or prepaid cards. Presently, prepaid cards accounted for 95% of the total country’s cellular subscribers. Total industry revenue is around $11 billion.

Celular Services Indonesia (2011)

The Indonesian cellular market has reached a 91.7% penetration rate with 211 million subscribers by end of 2010. Average Revenue Per Unit (ARPU) has declined due to fierce price competition. However, the profit margin has continued to increase as revenue from content services and internet access services have been growing. Moreover, network efficiency is improving by consolidating networks and infrastructure such as towers and backbone links.

Prepaid cards are in high demand and have grown quite fast especially with middle to lower-income consumers. More than 90 percent of growth comes from the sale of store-value cards or prepaid cards. Presently, prepaid cards accounted for 94% of the total country’s cellular subscribers. Total industry revenue is around $11 billion.

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