Indonesia finally gets 3G


The country’s largest cellular operator, PT Telkomsel, launched its third-generation (3G) service yesterday, marking the first commercial introduction of 3G to Indonesia.

“Today marks the start of a new era in the world of Indonesian cellular telecommunications,” said Telkomsel president director Kiskenda Suriahardja.

During the kick-off ceremony, Telkomsel signed contracts for network deployment with vendors Nokia and Ericsson, and will do so later with Siemens, to support the rollout of Telkomsel’s 3G network.

Telkomsel also signed collaboration agreements with 4 initial content providers — SCM, Metro TV, Bizcom and Elasitas — in order to provide a large selection of content through live mobile TV services, video-on-demand streaming and video downloading.



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