Telkom, Indosat win Indonesian Wimax licenses

Dylan Bushell-Embling
telecomasia.net

The Indonesian government has granted Wimax licenses to incumbent mobile players Telkom, Indosat and six other companies.

The eight carriers fulfilled the main criteria for winning a license, including sufficient infrastructure and using at least 30%-40% local products, the Jakarta Post said. Indonesia's telecom minister aims to help establish a domestic Wimax infrastructure industry.  

The other winners were Internux, First Media, Jasnita Telekomindo, Berca Hardayaperkasa, Rahajasa Media Internet and a consortium of Comtronics Systems and Adiwarta Perdania.

The winners were chosen from a pool of 73 applicants. Only two operating licenses for each of 15 designated Wimax zones were awarded.

First Media reportedly made the highest bid - 121.2 billion rupiah ($12.4 million).

 

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