The government will re-tender for the 3G frequency of a block (5 MHz) through a beauty contest in the mid of this month.
Needs a new ribbon for additional 3G services was increasing in line with the growth in subscribers so rapidly. Allocation of the channel the operator so that the compact needed expansion to keep the channel quality of services.
Telkomsel previously ascertained an additional frequency band of 5 MHz 3G because directly approve the price from the government offered as much as Rp160 billion. Other telecommunications operators bid below that price.
Hutchison CP Telecommunication Rp12 billion bid, PT Natrindo Telepon Seluler Rp20 billion, PT Indosat Tbk Rp30 billion, and PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk size is around Rp40 billion.