Mon, 23 Oct 2000

Telkomsel serves Lombok

JAKARTA (JP): Cellular operator PT Telkomsel has expanded its service coverage to Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara with its subscriber identity module card SimPATI Nusantara special Lombok number.

People in Lombok will now have their own home location register number (HLR), so they will no longer be charged with roaming fees while in Lombok, Telkomsel director Muha Tambunan was quoted by Antara as saying in Lombok after SimPATI's launching ceremony on Friday night.

The launch was marked by a signing of a plaque by the governor of West Nusa Tenggara Harun Al Rasyid, witnessed by Muha and R. Hermanses, Telkomsel general manager for the East Java, Bali, and Nusa Tenggara region.

Muha said his company is also building three new base transceiver stations in Praya, Central Lombok; Selong, East Lombok; and Gili Terawangan, West Lombok to secure constant radio transmissions over the area. (10)