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Jakarta Post

WiMAX may send Internet rates plunging

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 28 2009   /  01:11 pm

The Indonesian Internet Service Provider Association (APJII) predicts the country's Internet tariffs may drop by between 40 percent and 50 percent after WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) tech-nology is introduced to the market next year. APJII supervisory council member Sapto Anggoro told The Jakarta Post on Sunday that Inter-net tariffs would drop because of improved services by Internet service providers, compared to the number of potential users in the country. The Ministry of Communications and Information spokesman Gatot S. Dewa Broto shares similar views on the likely fall in national tariffs, saying that WiMAX will provide better data access, and increase competitiveness among Internet service providers. WiMAX technology, expected to be operational early next year, is an advanced telecommunications technology providing wireless transmission of ...