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Indonesia - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

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Last updated: 30 May 2019 Update History

Report Pages: 54

Analyst: Sebastien De Rosbo

Synopsis

A large number of mobile operators (seven) compete for revenues in the Indonesian market. All the major mobile operators are well advanced in the deployment of their 4G LTE networks, as the market moves towards 5G. Telkomsel and Huawei held a live demo of 5G technology in Jakarta, while Telkomsel also confirmed plans to test 5G technology at the Asian Games.

Indonesia’s mobile market has displayed very strong growth for the five years up to 2016. However up to 2019, growth has subsided. Growing use of mobile broadband has been a significant driver of this strong growth.

Industry consolidation is possible towards 2020 as intense data competition may force smaller and unprofitable mobile operators to be pushed out of the market.

Mobile subscriber growth is expected to be relatively low over the next five years to 2023 as the market further matures in a highly competitive market. The market will be driven by the uptake of both 4G and 5G services. · Smartfren selected ZTE of China to collaborate on the development of 5G technology in the country.

Indonesia has seen a very rapid increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years driven by a rising level of mobile broadband users. However, the mobile broadband market is still at a relatively early stage of development. Strong growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023.

Key developments:

  • Industry consolidation is possible as intense data competition may force smaller mobile operators to be pushed out of the market.
  • Strong growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023 for the mobile broadband segment.
  • Smartfren selected ZTE of China to collaborate on the development of 5G technology in the country.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

PT Telkom; PT Indosat; PT Satelindo; Smart Telecom, PT Bakrie Telecom, Temasek.

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