Jakarta -PT Hutchison 3 Indonesia budgeted US $ 200 million to build infrastructure throughout 2018.
Vice President Director Hutchison 3 Indonesia Danny Buldansyah said the new spectrum in the 2.1 GHz frequency range is expected to boost performance this year.
Nevertheless, to increase the number of subscribers, it will not take the road to lower the average revenue per customer (ARPU) because even from the traffic side of the data increased to 160%, the number of subscribers is not significant.
Therefore, oada this year his side focus on improving service quality through a stronger network.
Danny said the company budgeted US $ 200 million for the construction of 3G and 4G base transceiver stations (BTS) as well as new transmissions in Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi.
“Nah [down ARPU] dong.Now we have to lose.we love good service let its quota more and more,” Reported by Bisnis Indonesia, some time ago (4/4/2018).
Earlier, Mirae Asset Sekuritas Indonesia analyst Giovanni Dustin said the strategy of mobile operators to compete in cheap tariffs will continue to run.
Step down the ARPU was not only done snapper operators such as Telkomsel, Indosat and XL. Giovanni predicts that Tri will compete to press ARPU after completing the process of structuring or refarming on the new spectrum. As is known, Hutchison Tri won an auction for the 2.1 GHz spectrum by the end of 2017.
“If the new spectrum can be used, Hutch will have additional network capacity which means they can increase the number of subscribers, I see the possibility of Hutch lowering the price for the compete,” he said.