STP President Nobel Tanihaha’s view of the Indonesian tower industry
With no concrete plans for 4G LTE development, Indonesia still holds plenty of opportunities for tower companies
The geographical composition of Indonesia, an archipelago of 17,508 islands, is a challenge per se for tower companies and their suppliers looking at expanding their footprint nationwide. But to date, the biggest obstacle to the development of the local tower industry has been the absence of 4G LTE auctions. While the number of mobile operators has decreased from eleven to seven over the past few years, tower companies are increasingly involved in BTS projects with over 6,000 new towers being built every year.
In this exclusive interview, Nobel Tanihaha, President of STP, Indonesia’s third largest tower company, offers a personal view of the local industry, its challenges and potential for the future.