Telecoms news from Indonesia
Indonesia's Tower Bersama Infrastructure (TBIG) is reported to have lined up US$1.8 billion in funding should it win a bid to buy a number of towers being sold by the country's largest mobile network operator, XL Axiata. ...more.
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Oppo is reported to be interested in building a handset factory in Indonesia, an Indonesian government minister has revealed. ...more.
ZTE says that it has won a contract from Telkom Indonesia for a backbone network upgrade to deliver a 10-fold capacity increase in most of the network across Java. ...more.
Fast rising Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi is said to be preparing to expand its sales operations into Indonesia later this year. ...more.
The Indonesian tower network owner, Sarana Menara Nusantara is seeking to raise US$332 million from shareholders to fund its network expansion plans. ...more.
BlackBerry has shown off its long expected low-cost smartphone, the BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition, which will be exclusively sold in Indonesia, a key market for the company. ...more.
Indonesia's phone companies have reacted with alarm to proposals from the government to impose a 20% import duty on high-end smartphones. ...more.
The Indonesian government is considering imposing a additional "luxury tax" on high-end smartphones in an effort to stimulate increased manufacturing locally. ...more.
Telkom Indonesia has confirmed that it plans to shut-down its CDMA service at some point probably next year. ...more.
The debt ratings agency said that Indosat's standalone credit profile of 'BB' currently has low ratings headroom. ...more.
Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer, Haier says that it plans to open a mobile phone production factory in Indonesia later this year. ...more.
Huawei Marine Networks says that it has upgraded Telkom Indonesia's 3rd route submarine cable system utilizing 100 Gbps technology featuring soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FEC). ...more.
Indonesian telco, Indosat says that it is looking to raise Rp1.39 billion (US$122 million) from the sale of its stake in Tower Bersama Infrastructure (TBIG). ...more.
Alcatel-Lucent says that it has won a contract from Telkom Akses, the Telkom Indonesia subsidiary responsible for building a national broadband infrastructure, ...more.
Indonesian mobile network operator, Indosat, plans to either spin off or sell its tower assets next year, the company's CEO has confirmed. ...more.
Indonesia's Telkomsel has announced plans to open more offices overseas as it seeks further investment opportunities to broaden its geographic reach. ...more.
Handset assembly giant, Foxconn is to invest up to US$1 billion in Indonesia, it has announced. ...more.
Moody's Investors Service notes that PT XL Axiata's (XL) full-year results for 2013 are broadly in line with expectations and support XL's Ba1 rating and stable outlook. ...more.
Passengers flying with Garuda Indonesia can now use OnAir's inflight Wi-Fi product, Internet OnAir, throughout the flight. ...more.
Indonesian tower network operator, Protelindo has issued a Rp 1 trillion (US$81.7 million) bond to help repay its existing Rp 3 trillion bank loan. ...more.