International research institute Frost & Sullivan predicts that the access to High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) will dominate the user markets wireless broadband technology in Indonesia.
Now, operators who provide HSPA service has about 300 thousand subscribers by the end of 2008, which is a significant number of broadband users in Indonesia.
Growth is predicted to continue, especially in the various devices that require 3G connectivity, such as netbooks whose popularity continues to increase.
The fastest 3G technology currently has the ability to download speeds up to 21 megabits per second (Mbps). While LTE 4G technology, which will be introduced next year in Japan will have the ability to download up to 300 Mbps or more.
While Frost & Sullivan estimates that WiMAX technology in Indonesia will not experience an exciting development. Government regulations would complicate the development of these technologies in Indonesia.
The problem, many regulations that restrain the development of WiMax, as the government request to bring local content in WiMax, and the decision to use a 802.16 d or "fixed WiMax" as opposed to "mobile WiMax".