Indonesia chooses three operators for 2,300MHz spectrum

Indonesia chooses three operators for 2,300MHz spectrum

The Indonesian government kick-started its selection proves for companies aiming to secure 30MHz of 2300MHz (2360MHz-2390MHz) for mobile services, and cut XL Axiata and Indosat Ooredoo after evaluation.

TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate reported, the Telkomsel, Smart Telecom (Smartfren), and Hutchison 3 Indonesia (Tri) were successful in passing the Ministry of Communication and Information’s (MCI) requirements. The regulator stated the five operators applied for documents to participate, but at the deadline only four had submitted applications with Indosat Ooredoo not taking action.

XL Axiata did not pass the watchdog’s ‘Administrative Evaluation of 2.3GHz Radio Frequency Band User Selection in the Range of 2360-2390MHz for the Need for Organising Cellular Mobile Networks’, whereas Telkomsel, Smart Telecom and Hutchison 3 Indonesia did.

The regulator announced last month it would award spare spectrum to operators in the 2.3GHz band, as part of plans to push digital transformations, and in turn, boost economic, social and government sectors.

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