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Indonesia’s Telkom to build broadband net

09 December 2011

$233m national broadband network is part of Telkom’s plans to develop infrastructure backbone

Read more: Telkom Indonesia Telekomunikasi Indonesia True Broadband

Indonesian state-backed operator Telekomunikasi Indonesia will invest $233 million to build a national broadband network that will cover 497 cities by the end of 2015. The network, to be called True Broadband, will allow customers to content with providers at speeds of 20 to 100 megabits a second.
This broadband network is a part of the operator’s plans to develop a backbone of ICT infrastructure based on the Nusantara Super Highway, an optical network platform divided into six rings.
Telkom president director Rinaldi Firmansyah told a media conference: "True broadband will also support the development of creative industries, especially the information and communication technology (ICT) industry."
Rinaldi added that the firm has already initiated the project and has reached nearly 1.7 million home passes extending from Sumatra to Papua. He also said that the network is expected to enhance local competitiveness in areas with poor infrastructure.
"By the end of 2015, we are targeting the connection of 13 million home passes with true broadband access. We aim to have an 80% subscription rate." GTB

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