Satellite Communications Equipment & Services in Indonesia

Through the acquisition of PT. Multi Skies Nusantara (MSN), an Indonesia-based satellite operator principally engaged in the business of building and operating satellite base station controllers, the Group successfully entered the Indonesian satellite market in May 2010.

As part of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology’s Universal Service Obligations (USO) initiatives, MSN and its partners were awarded a project by PT. Telkom to build a total of 1,143 USO sites. Currently, MSN has successfully implemented and provisioned 772 base-stations.

The USO project is a government-funded initiative to develop basic ICT (Information and Communications Technology) in underserved, remote areas in Indonesia. Its key objective is to extend the provision of telephony services and ICT access to rural areas nation-wide with a target of 43,000 rural villages as well as to provide access and services to local city centres, schools, health centres and households.

This business will continue to be a key part of the Group’s strategy to drive satellite communications and connectivity services in Indonesia by delivering voice, data and video communications. Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago country with more than 17,000 islands and 5 main islands, presents unparalleled challenges to traditional connectivity methods. With its current infrastructure, the Group aims to provide a full range of managed satellite communication services for telecommunication operators, government and enterprises in Indonesia.