Indonesia - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses


Indonesia still faces some big challenges if it is to successfully continue the building of the telecommunications infrastructure required to support a large population spread over what is a uniquely complex geography. Continued progress in the development of the telecom sector will need further government action on restructuring the industry.

Compared to other Asian nations, Indonesia has very low fixed line and fixed broadband penetration, high mobile penetration and moderate mobile broadband penetration.

Whilst broadband users have grown on back of a surge in mobile broadband subscriptions and smartphone sales, fixed broadband connections remain relatively low, despite broadband development having accelerated.

The Indonesian data centre market has experienced significant growth over the past two decades. In particular growth has been very strong over the past few years, as Indonesia seeks to bridge the gap with its more advanced neighbours such as Singapore and Malaysia. Indonesia is attracting investments from hyperscale cloud providers such as Google, Alibaba and Amazon, reflecting a growing interest in Indonesia as an alternative to Singapore, for cloud and data centre services.

The construction of a broadband network in the eastern part of the country under the Palapa Ring Project II, has been completed. The project was the second part of a project designed to link Indonesian cities through an integrated fibre optic network.

Key developments:

  • The construction of a broadband network in the eastern part of the country has been completed.
  • data centre market has experienced significant growth.
  • Indonesia attracting investments from hyperscale cloud providers such as Google, Alibaba and Amazon.
  • In 2019/2020 an important telecoms development is occurring for Indonesia with the launch of the Kacific-1 satellite.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

PT Telkom; PT Indosat; Bakrie Telecom; PT Satelindo; ThaiCom. PT Telkomsel, Temasek;

Table of Contents

  • Key statistics

  • Country overview

  • Telecommunications market

    • Market overview and analysis
    • Historical overview
    • Regional Asian Market Comparison
  • Regulatory environment

    • Historic overview
      • Telecommunications Law 1989
      • Telecommunications Law 2000
      • Ministry of Communication and Informatics (MoCI)
      • Foreign ownership
      • Anti-monopoly case
    • Access
  • Fixed network operators

    • PT Telkom Indonesia
    • Indosat Ooredoo
    • PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom)
  • Telecommunications infrastructure

    • Introduction
    • Fixed line statistics
    • NGN, fibre networks
      • Palapa Ring Project
      • High-Speed Broadband (HSBB) project
      • TITO (Trade In Trade Off) Access Modernization Project
      • Other developments
    • International infrastructure
      • International gateway exchanges
      • Submarine cable networks
      • Satellite networks
  • Data centres

    • Market overview
    • Market drivers and restraints
    • Major data centre providers
      • GTN
      • Telkomsigma
      • Equinix / DCI Indonesia
      • NEX Data Centre
      • NTT Com
      • Biznet
  • Smart infrastructure

    • Smart cities and IoT
  • Related reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Top level country statistics and telco authorities – 2018 (e)
  • Table 2 – Percentage of population covered by type of mobile network
  • Table 3 – Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2018 – 2023
  • Table 4 – PT Telkom – Revenue and EBITDA – 2012 – 2017
  • Table 5 – Fixed lines and penetration – 2012 – 2018

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Mobile, mobile broadband & fixed broadband penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 2 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category – 2017
  • Chart 3 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index – South East Asia – 2017
  • Chart 4 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita – 2017
  • Chart 5 – Fixed Broadband vs Mobile Penetration – South East Asia – 2017
  • Chart 6 – Fixed Broadband vs Mobile Penetration – Top Ten Countries in Asia by Population – 2017
  • Chart 7 – Current mobile subscriber and mobile broadband penetration rates in countries to benefit from the Kacific-1 satellite

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 – South East Asia -Telecoms Markets- Country Snapshot
  • Exhibit 3 – PT Telkom – major shareholder groups
  • Exhibit 4 – Major shareholder categories in PT Telkom
  • Exhibit 5 – Palapa Ring Project – specification of rings
  • Exhibit 6 – Indonesian satellites

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Last updated 2 Dec 2019
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Analyst: Phil Harpur

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