Telkom investing Rp 200b
in new transceiver towers

Telecommunication firm PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) is investing Rp 200 billion (US$22.4 million) to increase the number of its base transceiver stations (BTS) to support its newly launched Flexi Net Mobile Broadband service.

Telkom currently operates 735 BTS with EV-DO technology, including 462 BTS in Jakarta, 123 BTS in West Java, 40 BTS in Makassar and 13 BTS in Denpasar.

Telkom managing director Rinaldi Firmansyah said the firm was targeting to increase the number of its BTS to 1,100 with the new investment.

“We will use the investment to build supporting infrastructure for the EV-DO technology at BTS we operate across Indonesia,” Rinaldi said during the launch of Flexi Net Mobile Broadband service in Denpasar on Wednesday.

He added that the move was expected to allow Flexi users across the country to access the Internet at speeds of up to 5 Mbps.

“We're introducing the Flexi Net Mobile Broadband service in 10 big Indonesian cities,” Rinaldi said, as quoted by Antara news agency.

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