Sunday, December 9, 2012

Indonesia's PT Telkom Deploys 100K Wi-Fi

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia has selected Cisco for the deployment of 100,000 access points across Indonesia to offload mobile data from the macro cellular network, as well as to offer more convenient mobile broadband services in malls, hotels, schools, hotspots and public areas. The companies described the Wi-Fi rollout as the largest such project in Asia. Deployment is underway.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

PT Telekom is looking to both licensed and unlicensed (Wi-Fi) small cells to managing the rapid growth in wireless demand.

The Cisco Visual Networking Index also predicts that mobile data traffic in Indonesia is expected to grow 32 times from 2011 to 2016, with an average per user consumption at 716 megabytes of mobile data traffic per month in 2016, a staggering 2,387 per cent increase from 30 megabytes per month in 2011.

PT Telkom has 8.6 million fixed wire-line customers, 14.2 million fixed wireless customers and 107 million cellular customers.