66% of households have no Internet access
Despite the widely reported rapid increase in Internet users, there are 66 percent of households in Indonesia that have no access to the Internet.
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom)’s general manager for regional access, I Ya’aro Hulu, said only 34 out of every 100 households surveyed already had Internet access.
“The survey results show that there is still a huge opportunity [for expansion] in Indonesia. It is predicted that between 2010 and 2020, there will be 60 million Indonesian citizens using the Internet. Several international telecommunication companies think Indonesia remains a huge market,” Hulu said in Medan on Wednesday as quoted by tribunnews.com.
He went on that the government, therefore, intended to go all out to create the momentum to boost Internet penetration in the country.
“Telkom is predicting that by 2014, 13 million households will have broadband, of which 90 percent of households should be able to access it with a minimum capacity of 20 megabytes,” he said, adding that the company estimated 74,000 households in Medan will have Internet access by the end of the year. (swd/dic)