Wed, 20 Aug 2008
PT Hutchinson CP Telecom Indonesia, operator of the '3' brand cellular service, has invested $1 billion in the development of its telecommunications facilities in Indonesia, Asia Pulse reported.

"We plan to become the biggest operator in Indonesia next year," marketing director of Hutchinson Suresh Reddy said.

He said Indonesia is an important market for Hutchinson, especially with its population now reaching more than 230 million. "The telecommunications sector here has been growing very rapidly. We need to meet their wishes," he said.

ICGR director of Hutchinson Indonesia Sidik said that operator 3 has controlled the company's networks in Sumatra, Java, Bali, and West Nusa Tenggara.

Priority of this year's infrastructure expansion will be on Kalimantan and Sulawesi, he said.

"We will aggressively expand our networks in Kalimantan and Sulawesi until the end of 2008. We will also enter other islands in Indonesia," Sidik said.

The company's subscribers have now reached 2.3 million, and the increase in the number of to the 3 network is largely due to network expansion in the last 18 months. Sidik said that Hutchinson currently operated 6,000 base transceiver stations (BTS).


Wed, 20 Aug 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by chewwyUK
didnt we have this already?


Wed, 20 Aug 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by KuKuKaChu
correct. small annoucement last week (http://jakchat.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/84344/ANT_Hutchinson_invests_US_1_bl#Post84344)

this article from the ministry of trade adds details to that story.


Wed, 20 Aug 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by viperaberushitam
Those details are just as reliable as the crap in the other article..........


Wed, 20 Aug 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by KuKuKaChu
no, you're wrong, viper. the govt wouldn't lie to us.



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