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Jakarta Post

Telkom eyes 60% market share in Timor Leste

  • Mariel Grazella

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 19 2013   /  06:28 pm

State-owned telecommunications company, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) expects to control up to 60 percent of the mobile phone market in Timor Leste in five years through its newly established subsidiary Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin).

Telin’s operation in the former Indonesian province was officially inaugurated in Dili on Thursday with the presence of PT Telkom’s president director Arief Yahya and State-Owned Enterprises Minister, Dahlan Iskan.

Telin, which offers mobile communication services under the brand Telkomcel, will spend up to US$50 million to build the relevant infrastructure, Arief said. He added that a majority of the funds would establish the necessary infrastructure, from base transceiver stations (BTS) to setting up customer service call centers.

“To date, we have set up 30 BTS, all in Dili,” he said, adding that the co...