Kemenkominfo: Possible Great Internet Rates Will Decline
Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Communications and Informatikan states internet tariff reduction would likely occur post-deployment of BWA services 2.3 GHz radio frequency band.
“One of the main objectives of government policy in order to access broadband telecommunication carriers to use the frequency spectrum of Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) and operate in the band selection 2.3 GHz and 3.3 GHz, this is to encourage the availability of affordable Internet access tariffs (cheap) in Indonesia,” said Head of Information and Public Relations Kemenkominfo, Gatot S. Dewa Broto, in his press statement here on Sunday.
He said the current Internet tariff has not been fully covered by users, is determined by the level of competition that actually has quite a lot of product substitution both wireline broadband and wireless internet; and administration cost components which include bandwidth costs, OPEX (non-tax revenues, HR, Marketing and other etc.) and CAPEX (price spectrum up front / annual investment and devices).
However, according to him, the hope of the possibility of rate reduction is of course the internet is largely determined by the seriousness of the organizers of local fixed networks based on packet switched networks using 2.3 GHz radio frequency band for wireless broadband services.
“The degree of this seriousness of whom must be evidenced by the commitment of the winner of the tender selection BWA when, in time to meet financial obligations in paying up front fee and BHP radio frequency,” he said.
So far it until 19 February 2010 has received payments from PT Telkom, PT Indosat Mega Media, PT First Media, PT and PT Jasnita Telekomindo and Berca Hardayaperkasa (but still in the late payment of billing by the Directorate General of Post and Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications and Informatics).
Now only a PT Internux, which do not meet all their payment obligations. Originally to PT Internux have been asked to meet payment obligations BHP at the latest radio frequency on January 20, 2010 with fines amounting to 2 percent per month from a radio frequency BHP obligations outstanding and there will be no extension of time.
“Winners who do not pay BHP selection of radio frequency to a predetermined time limit then the determination of winners on the frequency blocks in the zone that was won will be canceled by the Minister,” he said.
That means the right PT. Internux as the winner selection is canceled, and the Consent Principle Local Fixed Network-Based Packet Switched PT. Internux Number: 422/KEP/M.KOMINFO/11/2009 revoked.
Only, said Gatot, before the revocation and cancellation decisions imposed, it will first re-verify and check to see if the element really has been a violation can be proven in terms of delay in payment.