Reliable Connectivity Supports Expansion of Telecom Networks in Indonesia
Singapore, 04 July 2022 —Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has successfully partnered with PT Indo Pratama Teleglobal (“Teleglobal”) in Indonesia to provide a large-scale deployment of mobile backhaul services to major telecommunications operators.
Over the last year, the pair have connected hundreds of base sites across the Indonesian territory, capable of 4G services, to Kacific’s high-throughput Ka-band satellite.
The huge thirst for mobile backhaul services is driven by the Government’s goal of connecting the 3T (front, outermost, disadvantaged) areas of Indonesia, with major telcos tendered from the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kemenkominfo) together with the Telecommunications and Information Accessibility Agency (BAKTI) to deploy close to 8,000 base stations by the end of 2022.
“Telcos in Indonesia are stepping up to expand their networks and increase their capacity to meet both Government contracts and the rapidly growing data demands of Indonesians,” says Candra Bramono Indianto, Director of Teleglobal. “With Kacific’s state-of-the-art satellite technology, Teleglobal can connect base stations very quickly to supply telcos with large volumes of bandwidth and higher availability in terms of uptime or service for a competitive cost.”
Kacific offers Teleglobal the flexibility to shift capacity in different beams and deploy capacity based on requirement with different networks. Speeds of up to 85Mbps can be achieved on the small Kacific VSAT terminals that integrate into the telco’s mobile network.
“We have been impressed with the Kacific team, who have delivered on very complex network integrations and who have worked with us at every stage to ensure a smooth process,” adds Mr. Candra Indianto.
The Kacific1 satellite provides widespread coverage across Indonesia from the tip of Sumatra through to West Papua. Telcos in Indonesia join the list of customers, including in Papua New Guinea and Kiribati, that are using Kacific’s mobile backhaul services.
“Working with Teleglobal has allowed us to draw on their expertise in Indonesia to connect even more people in rural areas through our mobile backhaul services,” says Brandon Seir, Chief Commercial Officer, Kacific.
“Teleglobal joins a growing list of Kacific enterprise customers using our high-throughput ka-band satellite to meet the Government-led demand for equal access amongst citizens to reliable connectivity.”
Indonesia is among the fastest growing mobile markets in the world. At the start of 2022, there were around 370 million cellular mobile connections in Indonesia, equivalent to 133 percent of the total population1. Many people use both a work and a personal mobile, therefore total connections are often higher than the total population.
The total time Indonesian’s spent on retail apps has skyrocketed from 2 billion hours in 2019 to nearly 5.6 billion hours in 2021, a 180 percent increase. Time spent on the top 20 video streaming apps also rose dramatically, surpassing 27 billion hours in 2021, an increase of 93 percent since 20192.
To ensure equal access for the 3T areas of Indonesia, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) through the Indonesian Information and Accessibility Agency (BAKTI) has channeled funding to mobile operators to deploy 4G base stations in rural areas.
1. Data Reportal https://datareportal.com/reports/digital-2022-indonesia
2. Data AI https://www.data.ai/en/insights/market-data/indonesia-mobile-market-spotlight-2022/About Teleglobal
PT. Indo Pratama Teleglobal (Teleglobal) is a fast-growing telecommunication company, offering end-to-end solutions to the Cellular Services Provider, Government, Enterprise, and Public Sector. It provides variety of services from VSAT and other Satellite Services, Internet Services, to Data Centre, Leased Line, and Site Infrastructure Solutions. With strong experience in designing, operating, and marketing telecommunication services, Teleglobal’s in-house team of experts, together with wide network of global and local partners, allows the company to provide best in class services to its customers and build mutually beneficial long-term relationships. Further Information is available at www.teleglobal.co.id.
Kacific Broadband Satellites Group is a next-generation broadband satellite operator providing access to affordable, high-speed broadband across Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Kacific uses advanced, multi-beam space and ground communications technologies to provide a high-quality service to businesses, governments, and communities.
Kacific1, its high-throughput Ka-band satellite, connects underserved rural and suburban areas, fostering greater internet usage, fueling economic growth, and improving the delivery of critical services across the region.
Kacific has been recognised with many awards, including Outstanding Satellite Company (PTC Awards, 2022), Project of the Year – Satellite (Global Carrier Awards 2021), Best Digital Inclusion (Pacific ICT Awards, 2019), CEO of the Year for Wholesale & Capacity (Operator): Christian Patouraux (Telecom Review, 2021), Satellite Executive of the Year: Christian Patouraux (APSCC, 2019) and Better World Satellite Award (SSPI, 2018).
Kacific is headquartered in Singapore with main operations out of Vanuatu.