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Indonesia

John Ure

in Telecommunications Development in Asia

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9789622099029
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207486 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099029.003.0014
Indonesia

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This chapter focuses on the economic reforms which opened the telecoms sector in Indonesia. The first reform came in 1989 with Law No. 3 allowing nine local companies to enter into BT (build-revenue-share-transfer) agreements known as PBH (Pola Bagi Hasil) with state-monopoly Telkom. After building out networks these nine companies transferred ownership to Telkom in return for a 70% share of the service revenues. Ministerial Decree No. 8/1993 for the first time allowed private new entrants to offer value-added services, such as paging and email, over circuits leased from Telkom.

Keywords: economic reforms; telecoms sector; Indonesia; build-revenue-share-transfer; PBH; Pola Bagi Hasil; Telkom

Chapter.  5509 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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