Indonesia - Mobile Communications, Forecasts, and Broadcasting Market
This report describes the booming Indonesian mobile telephone market and also provides some insight into the country's TV broadcasting industry. Indonesia's mobile market has grown rapidly in recent years, with the number of subscribers passing 290 million by early 2013, up by almost 200 million from just five years earlier. Despite penetration being around 120%, there is still considerable opportunity for expansion in Indonesia's mobile market when compared with some of its Asian neighbours. With much happening that is positive, a range of structural and economic issues must also be confronted if the local telecom industry is to flourish and cope with the expanding market. For strong growth to continue, the sector must take advantage of the government's regulatory changes and continue to find ways of attracting foreign capital into the market place. Value-added services have become important and the arrival of 3G has seen this technology establish a particularly strong market presence. As already noted, this report covers Indonesia's TV broadcasting sector and notes the move to digital; there is also some information on the early development of IPTV in the country.
PT Telkomsel and PT XL Axiata each won additional 3G frequencies in early 2013; Indonesia imported around US$2.5 billion worth of mobile handsets in 2012; The MCIT indicated that 4G mobile services would not be launched in the country until 2014; RIM said it aimed to have 4,000 retail BlackBerry outlets in Indonesia by end-2013; Market research indicated that 70% of Indonesia's teenagers had a mobile phone and that penetration in the 10-14 years group had grown five times in as many years; Government program for conversion from analogue to digital broadcasting were ongoing; with migration to digital television to be completed by 2016.
Companies covered in this report include:
PT Telkomsel, PT Telkom; PT Indosat; PT Satelindo, IM3 Indosat, XL Axiata, PT Hutchison CP, SmartFren, Mobile 8, Smart Telecom, PT Natrindo Telepon Selular (NTS), SingTel, Temasek, QTel; Televisi Republik Indonesia (TVRI); Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia (TPI); Rajawali Citra Televisi Indonesia (RCTI); Surya Citra Televisi (SCTV); PT Indosiar Visual Mandiri; Anteve (ANTV); MetroTV; TVOne; Indovision; Kabelvision; Multimedia Nusantara (MetraVision); PT Indosat; PT Satelindo; Indostar; Star TV; PT Indonusa Telemedia; MQTV; PT Telkom; Bakrie Telecom.