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Jakarta Post

Telecom ministry to roll out new 3G space soon

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Thu, December 20 2012   /  11:21 am

Mobile phone operators expressed their interest in participating in the auction, organized by the Communications and Information Ministry, which would enable operators to expand their 3G services and accommodate the increase in data traffic.

The ministry officially announced through their website,, that they would begin the process of auctioning the last two blocks, or sections, of the 2.1 gigahertz frequency.

This frequency has a total of 12 blocks, 10 of which are already in use by the five main mobile phone operators, which provide 3G coverage to data subscribers.

Gatot S. Dewabroto, ministry spokesperson, said that the auction process would commence on Friday when the ministry officially announces the start of the selection period.

He added that operators would go through an variety of processes, from documentation to meetings with the mi...