Telecoms news from Indonesia

Indonesia Telcos' Capex to Stay Flat, Competition Easing

Fitch Ratings says that the credit profiles of Indonesia's top three telcos will remain stable, given flat capex and rational competition ...more.

Ericsson to transform Telkomsel's Indonesian mobile network

Ericsson has been selected by Telkomsel, Indonesia's largest mobile operator, for a full radio transformation in Indonesia's Kalimantan region. ...more.

Ericsson and Indosat partner for LTE network transformation in Indonesia

Ericsson and Indosat, have further strengthened their partnership with a new agreement to deploy 4G/LTE network in Greater Jakarta. ...more.

Google's Balloons to Provide Internet to Rural Indonesia

Starting next year, three mobile network operators in Indonesia will begin testing Google's Project Loon balloon-powered Internet. ...more.

XL Axiata selects Ericsson for 4G/LTE deployment in Indonesia

Indonesia's XL Axiata has signed a three-year contract with Ericsson for design and implementation of 4G/LTE network and upgrade of existing 2G and 3G networks in Jakarta and Central Java. ...more.

Syniverse Extends LTE Roaming Reach for Telin

Syniverse and Telin have signed a multiyear agreement to provide Telin with 4G roaming and signaling connectivity through Syniverse's IPX Network Solution. ...more.

Nearly 40 million smartphones sold across Southeast Asia in the first half of 2015

Demand for smartphones in Southeast Asia achieved a new peak in the first half of 2015, as consumers across the region's seven key markets continue to spend more on the gadget to generate over USD8 billion in sales ...more.

Fitch: Slower Tower Additions to Benefit Indonesian Tower Companies

Fitch Ratings says that the Indonesian telecom tower companies' leverage ratios are likely to improve, as their capex declines due to lower demand for additional towers ...more.

Gemalto enables mobile subscribers in Indonesia to securely backup personal data

Gemalto says that it has been selected by Elasitas to provide mobile subscribers in Indonesia with LinqUs Smart Backup, offered in SaaS mode by Gemalto Allynis services. ...more.

Fitch Affirms Telkomsel at 'AAA(idn)'; Outlook Stable

Telkomsel's rating reflects its dominant market position in the Indonesian mobile telecommunication market. ...more.

Telkomsel Spending Nearly $1 Billion on Network Upgrades

Indonesia's Telkomsel has outlined plans to invest nearly US$1 billion in its network as it seeks to take a 50 percent market share of LTE subscribers. ...more.

Bango and Indosat launch carrier billing in Google Play

Mobile payents vendor, Bango announced that Indonesia based Indosat has used the Bango Payments Platform to launch one-click payment for Google Play customers. ...more.

Indonesian Telcos' Leverage to Improve on Consolidation

Indonesia's top three telecom companies' 2015 credit profiles will improve due to ongoing industry consolidation, monetisation of tower assets and capex savings despite lower profitability, ...more.

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.