Telkom, Indosat win Indonesian Wimax licenses

Dylan Bushell-Embling
04 Aug 2009
Daily News

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 Postsaid. 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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