100Gbps submarine cable to link Indonesia with Singapore

IndonesiaMIS Asia — Japan’s IT and network technologies company NEC has partnered PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk (Telkom) to develop the Indonesia Global Gateway Cable System (IGG). The IGG is a 100 Gigabit per second x 80 wavelengths x four fibre pairs optical fibre submarine cable system, according to a press statement by NEC on 8 September 2016. It is expected to be completed in early 2018.


Telkomsel 4G/LTE masuk Manado

IndonesiaDigital News Asia — PT Telekomunikasi Selular Indonesia (Telkomsel) terus memperluas jangkauan layanan 4G/LTE (long term evolution) di berbagai kota di Indonesia. Kali ini Telkomsel memilih Manado sebagai kota kedelapan penyedia akses 4G secara komersial setelah Jakarta, Bali, Bandung, Medan, Surabaya, Makassar, dan Lombok.


SoftBank places $120M bet on Indonesia’s Trikomsel on eve of major ecommerce launch

IndonesiaThe Indonesian ecommerce joint venture between postal service SingPost and mobile device retailer Trikomsel will go live some time in May, according to Trikomsel president and CEO Sugiono Wiyono. Previously a somewhat mysterious project, we now know the ecommerce firm will start with selling smartphones, clothing, and sports gear. Following a move by Lippo Group’s MatahariMall to offer online-to-offline service in which customers can order online, then pay and pick up goods at a physical store, Trikomsel will leverage its own nationwide network of nearly 1,000 brick-and-mortar shops in the same way.