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Telkom to unblock Netflix following new partnership

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, April 13, 2017  /  10:47 am
Telkom to unblock Netflix following new partnership

Netflix app on a tablet screen. Telkom and Netflix will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding their new partnership. (Shutterstock/Diabluses)

State-owned telecommunications and internet provider Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) has announced a new partnership with US-based streaming video service Netflix, allowing Telkom subscribers to access the service in Indonesia.

Kompas.com reported that the two companies will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the partnership.

“We agreed to have a partnership and Netflix has promised to obey the regulations in Indonesia,” said Telkom director of consumers, Dian Rachmawan.

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In Jan. 27 last year, Telkom began to block Netflix on all its platforms, namely IndiHome, WIFI.id and Telkomsel, due to permit issues and unfiltered content. At the time, Dian told The Jakarta Post that Netflix should cooperate with fixed broadband in Indonesia like IndiHome, which allows the provider to filter the content in accordance with regulations in Indonesia.

Other than Telkom, Netflix reportedly has cooperated with local internet providers in other countries, such as Singtel in Singapore and Telecom in Italy. (jes/kes)