Telecoms news from Indonesia

Fitch: Indonesia Tower Sales to Benefit TBI & XL; Telkom Neutral

Two deals announced in October by major Indonesian telcos to sell off tower assets to dedicated tower operators will have a varying credit impact for each of the deal participants, says Fitch Ratings. ...more.

Facebook, Ericsson and XL Axiata improve network performance

Network-wide optimization implemented through the joint project delivered up to 70 percent improvement in app coverage. ...more.

Telstra and Telkom Indonesia sign joint venture

Australia's Telstra and Telkom Indonesia have signed a joint venture agreement to provide Network Application and Services to companies operating in Indonesia. ...more.

Ericsson ConsumerLab: Urbanization drives m-commerce interest in emerging Asia

The research reveals that 54 percent of respondents in Indonesia, have used money transfer services, followed by 45 percent in Vietnam and 34 percent in Bangladesh. ...more.

Fitch Affirms Indonesia's Telkom at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

Constrained by Sovereign Rating: Telkom's IDRs are capped by the ratings on the Indonesian sovereign, due to the government's 52.6% shareholding in Telkom. The government, through its control of the company's board of directors, has significant influence over the company. ...more.

Indonesian Tower Operator Raises Funds for Aquisitions

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.

China's Oppo Looking to Indonesia for Next Handset Factory

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 to Support Telkom Indonesia in Java Backbone Network Upgrade

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.

Xiaomi to Start Indonesian Handset Sales in August

Fast rising Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi is said to be preparing to expand its sales operations into Indonesia later this year. ...more.

Indonesian Tower Operator to Raise Funds for Network Expansion

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 Launches New Indonesian Smartphone

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.

Indonesian Phone Companies Worried About Higher Import Tax on Smartphones

Indonesia's phone companies have reacted with alarm to proposals from the government to impose a 20% import duty on high-end smartphones. ...more.

Indonesia Considers Higher Import Tax on High-End Smartphones

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 to Close its CDMA Network

Telkom Indonesia has confirmed that it plans to shut-down its CDMA service at some point probably next year. ...more.

Fitch Affirms Indonesia's Indosat Debt Ratings with Stable Outlook

The debt ratings agency said that Indosat's standalone credit profile of 'BB' currently has low ratings headroom. ...more.

Haier to Open Indonesian Mobile Phone Factory this Year

Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer, Haier says that it plans to open a mobile phone production factory in Indonesia later this year. ...more.

Huawei Upgrades Indonesian Submarine Telecoms Connections

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.

Indosat Confirms Plans to Sell Shares in Tower Network Owner

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 Wins Indonesian Fibre Network Contract

Alcatel-Lucent says that it has won a contract from Telkom Akses, the Telkom Indonesia subsidiary responsible for building a national broadband infrastructure, ...more.

Indonesia's Indosat Confirms Plans to Sell Tower Assets

Indonesian mobile network operator, Indosat, plans to either spin off or sell its tower assets next year, the company's CEO has confirmed. ...more.