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Indonesia - Mobile Communications and Digital Media

  • May 2015
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 38 pages

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 330 million coming into 2015, up by 1700 million from just five years earlier. Despite penetration being around 135%, 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. The crowded mobile operator market has at least started on the inevitable rationalisation process. As for the consumers, value-added services have become important and the arrival of 3G saw this technology establish a particularly strong customer base. Now 4G/LTE services are being rolled out, underpinning the major shift to data in the marketplace.

As already noted, this report covers Indonesia's TV broadcasting sector and notes the move to digital; there is also some information on the development of IPTV in the country.

Key developments:
PT Telkomsel and PT XL Axiata each won additional 3G frequency spectrum in 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;
TD-LTE wireless broadband operator Internux, trading as Bolt', reported that it had signed up 750,000 customers in the ten months since its commercial launch in Jakarta;
Telkomsel and XL both launched 4G/LTE services commercially in December 2014;
Telkomsel was investing IDR12.9 trillion (US$990 million) in 2015 to boost its 4G/LTE coverage;
In early 2015 SmartFren was looking to upgrade of its CDMA 3G network to 4G/LTE;
Samsung Electronics started to locally produce smartphones in Indonesia in early 2015;
Government program for conversion from analogue to digital broadcasting were ongoing; with migration to digital television to be completed by 2016.

Companies mentioned 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; Internux/Bolt.

Table Of Contents

Indonesia - Mobile Communications and Digital Media
1. Synopsis
2. Mobile communications
2.1 Overview of Indonesia's mobile market
2.1.1 Handset market
2.1.2 Spectrum
2.2 Operational statistics
2.3 Forecasts mobile market: 2015; 2020
2.4 Background to market development
2.4.1 Foreign ownership regulations
2.4.2 Temasek and anti-monopoly ruling
2.5 Mobile technologies
2.5.1 GSM
2.5.2 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
2.6 Third Generation (3G) mobile
2.6.1 Background and initial licensing process
2.6.2 Second 3G auction
2.6.3 Launch of 3G services
2.6.4 Expansion and marketing of 3G services
2.6.5 Further auction of 3G spectrum
2.7 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) services
2.8 Mobile voice services
2.8.1 Prepaid
2.8.2 Satellite mobile
2.9 Mobile data services
2.9.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
2.9.2 Mobile TV
2.9.3 Blackberry
2.9.4 Mobile advertising
2.9.5 Mobile banking
2.9.6 Village Phone Program (VPP)
2.9.7 M2M
2.9.8 Near Field Communication (NFC)
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
7.5 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 - 2015
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 2014
Table 7 Key broadcasting statistics 2014
Table 8 Broadcasting sector, TV households and home satellites 1997 - 2012
Table 9 Television audience share by operator 2012
Table 10 Pay TV subscribers cable and satellite 2001 - 2011
Table 11 TelkomVision subscribers 2007 - 2011
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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