Invest 50 Million Dollars, XL Prepare 4G infrastructure in Borneo
Tribunkaltim MAKASSAR - PT XL Axiata Tbk this year plans menenamkan investment of 50 million dollars Asdi kaimantan and Sulawesi. Tasgetnya is subscriber growth to 25% in 2015. In 2014, the number of XL subscribers reached 3.5 million.
"To boost the number of subscribers, the XL will strengthen and expand its network in this region through the construction of a number of infrastructures," said General Manager of Finance and Management Service PT XL Axiata Mozes Baottong Haryanto, in Makassar, on Thursday (8/1).
In addition to building a Base Transceiver Station (BTS) 3G, it also has begun to prepare the infrastructure for 4G technology. "For the first phase of development of 4G base stations will be focused on big cities such as Makassar and Banjarmasin, according to the distribution of 4G handsets," he said.
Related policy of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Kemkominfo) which allow the increase in the price of data services provider, Mozes say, the possibility of price increases will be made in the second quarter 2015.
"If you already have the approval of the government, will we raise, before we will account various factors including investment and economic conditions," he said.
Late last year, XL launches 4G LTE service. XL has a lot of preparation, for example technical preparations, such as holding modernization and deployment of fiber cable network. Other preparations are done XL, licensing the use of the 900 MHz and 1,800 MHz to test the feasibility of the operation and operation.
Minister of Communications and Information Rudiantara attended the event welcomed the commercialization of 4G LTE service XL. "The government will encourage the continued development of the LTE 4G cellular operators as part of the development plan wideband Indonesia," Rudiantara said in his speech.
4G LTE service XL itself held by taking 5 MHz wide band in the 900 MHz spectrum. XL Axiata also plans to roll out 4G services in the frequency of 1,800 MHz for use in aggregation with a frequency of 900 MHz.