Fast Market Research recommends "Indonesia Telecommunications Report Q4 2015" from Business Monitor International, now available
[ClickPress, Wed Sep 09 2015] The launch of 4G in the refarmed 1,800MHz spectrum has stimulated 4G network expansion in Indonesia, with at least six operators announcing ambitious expansion plans. However, strong take-up is not expected in the near term, due to the high prices of smartphones and limited spending power. Furthermore, minimum local content requirements could have the effect of increasing production cost s and , subsequently, the prices of smartphones. On the other hand, Indonesia's fibre broadband sector presents a positive outlook for growth. With the entrance of 'disruptive' ISP MyRepublic into the fibre broadband market, coupled with heavy investment from both the private and public sector, better connectivity and lower prices can be expected.
Increasing saturation of the mobile market and declining voice revenues will force Indonesia's largest telecoms operators to focus on the development of next-generation fixed and mobile data networks. The country's mobile operators are accelerating their tower outsourcing and managed services strategies in order to reduce operating costs. This is a sensible move considering their weak bottom line performances.
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The mobile sector grew by 6.3% y-o-y in 2014, bringing the penetration rate to 127.7%.
Mobile ARPUs continued their downwards trend in 2014, with market weighted average blended ARPU falling by 9.8% for the year.
Indonesian wireless broadband operator Internux, which operates under the 'Bolt! Super 4G' brand, has added 750,000 subscribers following commercial launch in Q413. In August 2014, the operator launched the country's first two 4G LTE smartphones on an active commercial network. The company claims that more than 90% of the operator's broadband subscribers are using Mi-Fi personal hotspot devices.
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The Indonesia Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Indonesia's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.
BMI's Indonesia Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Indonesia.
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