The evolution of Indonesia’s highly successful tower industry
Lessons learned from the Indonesia panel, featuring Protelindo, STP and KIN, at the TowerXchange Meetup Asia 2014
At the first TowerXchange Meetup Asia, executives from Komet Infra Nusantara (KIN), Solusi Tunas Pratama (STP) and Sarana Menara Nusantara (Protelindo) joined us and shared their views on the status of the Indonesian telecom and tower industries, how burgeoning data demand and a favourable competitive and regulatory environment stimulated infrastructure sharing, and how the Indonesia’s tower companies are supporting their customers’ requirements for BTS projects and co-locations.
KIN was the smallest towerco in terms of portfolio to join the panel discussion but they have become renowned for their entrepreneurial flair.. The company started operating in Indonesia in 1995 and was created on the basis of the simple notion of introducing infrastructure sharing in a relatively virgin market by its CEO, David Burke, who was then employed by Telkom (David was credited as being one of the architects of Mitratel).