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Jakarta Post

XL to expand network to reach 95 percent of population by year-end

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, September 8, 2019   /  05:39 pm
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A pedestrian uses his smartphone while walking past an advertisement for one of Indonesia's top three mobile operators, XL Axiata, in Jakarta on Feb. 28. (AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

Publicly listed telecommunications operator PT XL Axiata is planning to reach 95 percent of Indonesia’s 260 million people by building and operating more base transceiver stations (BTS) across the country. The company’s technology director, Yessie D. Yoseta, said XL Axiata had completed 90 percent of its planned network infrastructure development for 2019 in the first six months of the year by installing 19,000 new BTS, mostly in areas outside Java. "We are supporting the government’s universal service obligation (USO) program by installing 250 4G BTS in 51 cities in East Nusa Tenggara, Maluku and Papua this year,” she said at a press conference on Thursday. As of June, the operator, which is one of Indonesia's top three telecommunications firms, owned 127,257 BTS, of which 37,323 are for 4G, 53,260 for 3G and 36,674 for 2G. XL, whose stocks t...

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