Pyramid Research Forecasts a Bali High for 3G in Indonesia

Aug 12, 2009

Indonesia is set for some huge growth in 3G service uptake over the next five years, and operators are taking some creative steps to build out that subscriber base, according to the latest forecast data and analysis from Pyramid Research (, the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network (

In its latest round of quarterly forecasts, Pyramid Research predicts that 44 percent of Indonesian mobile subscribers will be using a 3G device by 2014, which translates to a compound annual growth rate of 54 percent from 2008 through 2014.

Operators in Indonesia are starting to promote 3G-enabled services to spur early demand, notes Charles Moon, manager at Pyramid Research and author of Bali Hi: 3G Comes to Indonesia. "On a recent visit to Bali, I noticed a Facebook mobile commercial being shown on TV,"Moon writes. "My first reaction was surprise, as I wondered if nationally broadcast TV commercials were the most efficient way for mobile operators to reach that tiny segment of high-end subscribers who might be tempted to upload photos through their 3G devices. Then it occurred to me that the operator was actually achieving something far greater than just reaching out to a small portion of its user base." Read the full Pyramid Point "Bali Hi: 3G Comes to Indonesia here."

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