Singapore's MyRepublic launches in Indonesia

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Singapore-based fiber operator MyRepublic has launched services in Indonesia in an initial nine locations.

The company is offering services at prices ranging from 199,000 rupiah ($15) for 10Mbps downlink and 5Mbps uplink, up to 899,000 rupiah for 300Mbps downlink and 150Mbps uplink. Unlike in Singapore, MyRepublic is not yet offering a 1Gbps service.

MyRepublic's Indonesian website lists retail outlets in nine locations – Cibubur, Depok, Bekasi, Surabaya, Tangerang, Semarang, Malang, Bogor and Palembang. The company is also offering a cable TV service called the HD Entertainment Box.

This marks the second expansion outside of Singapore for MyRepublic – the operator launched services in New Zealand in October last year, and has also revealed it is exploring setting up shop in Australia.

An expansion to Indonesia also makes sense, considering that Indonesia's Sunshine Network invested over $20 million in MyRepublic in July last year.

Domestically, beside its fiber business MyRepublic is vying to become Singapore's fourth mobile operator, but the company is facing competition in the form of OMGTel, a subsidiary of technology group Consistel that has the financial backing of public transport operator SMRT.

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