google in bed with bakrie? some would have expected more of google.
Thu, 24 Jun 2010
VIVA/Google, Bconnect to Provide Cheap Internet
VIVAnews - Bakrie Telecom's subsidiary on data service, Bakrie Connectivity (BConnect), teams up with Google and launched data service and broadband Internet modem in Indonesia today.
"Bakrie Telecom is known by its affordable voice and short message services. We're now willing to focus on data services," said Anindya Bakrie, Bakrie Telecom CEO and President Director, on June 24.
According to Anindya, also chief commissioner of Bakrie Connectivity, the Internet penetration in Indonesia only hits 30 million, which equals 12.5 percent of the total Indonesian population.
"It is expected that Bconnect may tighten digital disparities in Indonesia as well as increasing people competing power," he said.
"BConnect calls its data service AHA, or affordable hyper-speed access, which makes use of EVDO Rev A network technology (3.75 G) with an access speed of, theoretically, until 3.1 megabyte per second," said Anin.