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Mobile Communications, Forecasts, and Broadcasting Market - Indonesia

Mobile Communications, Forecasts, and Broadcasting Market - Indonesia

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 300 million in 2013, up by almost 200 million from just five years earlier. Despite penetration approaching 130%, 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. On the other hand, the launch of 4G has been deferred for some time. 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.

Key developments:

PT Telkomsel and PT XL Axiata each won additional 3G frequencies in 2013;
The government was considering a 20% tax on higher-priced imported smartphones in 2014;
The MCIT indicated that 4G mobile services would not be launched in the country until 2014 at the earliest';
Telkom announced plans to exit the CDMA business with the Flexi-branded service being migrated to Telkomsel;
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.


1. Synopsis
2. Mobile communications
2.1 Overview of Indonesia's mobile market
2.1.1 Operational statistics
2.1.2 Forecasts mobile market: 2015; 2020
2.1.3 Handset market
2.1.4 Smartphones
2.2 Background to development of the mobile market
2.2.1 Overview
2.2.2 Foreign ownership regulations
2.2.3 Temasek and anti-monopoly ruling
2.3 Mobile technologies
2.3.1 GSM
2.3.2 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
2.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
2.4.1 Background and initial licensing process
2.4.2 Second 3G auction
2.4.3 Launch of 3G services
2.4.4 Expansion and marketing of 3G services
2.4.5 Further auction of 3G spectrum
2.5 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) services
2.6 Mobile voice services
2.6.1 Prepaid
2.6.2 Satellite mobile
2.7 Mobile data services
2.7.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
2.7.2 KakaoTalk
2.7.3 Mobile TV
2.7.4 Blackberry
2.7.5 Mobile advertising
2.7.6 Mobile banking / payment
2.7.7 Village Phone Program (VPP)
3. Broadcasting market
3.1 Overview
3.1.1 Broadcasting statistics
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Background
4.2 Broadcasting Law 2002
4.3 Control of content
4.4 Amendments to Broadcasting Law 2006
4.5 Foreign ownership
4.6 Dubbing of foreign language films
4.7 Migration to digital
4.7.1 Analog and digital networks
4.8 Pay TV piracy
5. Free-to-Air (FTA) TV
5.1 Market overview
5.2 Major FTA players
5.2.1 Televisi Republik Indonesia (TVRI)
5.2.2 Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia (TPI)
5.2.3 Rajawali Citra Televisi Indonesia (RCTI)
5.2.4 Surya Citra Televisi (SCTV)
5.2.5 PT Indosiar Visual Mandiri
5.2.6 Anteve (ANTV)
5.2.7 MetroTV
5.2.8 TVOne
5.2.9 Trans TV
6. Cable and pay TV
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Major players
6.2.1 Indovision
6.2.2 Kabelvision
6.2.3 Multimedia Nusantara (MetraVision)
6.2.4 PT Indonusa Telemedia (TelkomVision)
7. Satellite TV
7.1 PT Indosat
7.2 PT Satelindo
7.3 Indostar
7.4 STAR TV
7.5 PT Indonusa Telemedia (TelkomVision)
7.6 MQTV
8. Internet Protocol TV (IPTV)
8.1 Overview
8.2 PT Telkom
8.3 Bakrie Telecom
9. Mobile TV
10. Notes on scenario forecasts
11. Related reports
Table 1 Mobile subscribers 1995 - 2014
Table 3 Forecast of mobile subscribers and penetration rates 2015; 2020
Table 4 3G mobile operators and subscribers March 2013
Table 5 Prepaid subscribers selected mobile operators 2012
Table 6 Key broadcasting statistics 2013
Table 7 Broadcasting sector, TV households and home satellites 1997 - 2013
Table 8 Television audience share by operator 2012
Table 9 Pay TV subscribers cable and satellite 2001 - 2011
Table 10 TelkomVision subscribers 2007 - 2013
Chart 1 - Mobile subscribers and penetration 2005 - 2013
Chart 2 - Pay TV subscribers - cable and satellite - 2001 2011
Exhibit 1 Major FTA television broadcasters, ownership, launch date and coverage

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