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Telkom spends Rp 21.19t on broadband access

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 8 2011   /  10:16 am

State-owned telecommunication giant PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) has set aside Rp 21.19 trillion (US$233 million) until 2015 to build a national broadband network, called “True broadband”, which will allow customers to access a high speed data service.

True broadband will connect customers to content providers with speeds of up to 20 to 100 Megabits per second (Mbps). Telkom is preparing for the network to cover 497 cities nationwide by the end of 2015.

“By the end of 2015, we are targeting the connection of 13 million home passes with true broadband access. We aim to have an 80 percent subscription rate,” Telkom president director Rinaldi Firmansyah told a media conference on Wednesday.

Rinaldi said that Telkom had started the project and had already reached about 1.7 million home passes stretching from Sumatra to Papua.

He said that the bro...