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This is an update of Indonesia's telecoms market, covering mobile, fixed broadband, operator initiatives, consumer market trends, and regulation. It includes subscriptions and revenue forecasts for mobile and fixed broadband.


  • A benign competitive environment, a growing mobile broadband (3G/4G) user base, and better service monetization by cellcos are constructive forces at play. At end 2016, WCDMA and LTE together accounted for 54% of total mobile subscriptions, jointly exceeding the number of GSM subscriptions in the country.
  • Thanks to regional cluster-based pricing initiatives, Telkomsel’s voice and data revenues both grew year-on-year – voice by 10.1% and data by 17.7% – as the operator gradually raised voice price points. Telkomsel’s chief rival, Indosat, benefited from good monetization of data and a growing customer base as a result of improved network quality perception.
  • Indosat and XL agreed on LTE network sharing to benefit from efficiencies that will not only boost LTE rollout speeds, but also help the operators reduce costs. The two have together deployed an LTE network outside the Java region.

Features and Benefits

  • Shows how market dynamics are playing out in Indonesia's telecoms sector and evaluates the performance of leading telcos.
  • Evaluates technology and revenue outlook in the mobile sector and compares mobile pricing in the local and global markets.

Key questions answered

  • What are the drivers of cellular revenue growth?
  • What are the latest developments in the TV and OTT markets?
  • How is Telkomsel driving SMS and voice revenue?
  • How does Indonesia rank in Ovum's mobile and fixed broadband development index?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Indonesia Update, July 2017

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