Revisiting Indonesia: a mature tower industry with an evolving landscape
Indonesian towercos go beyond steel and grass to offer city poles, fibre and more to customers
TowerXchange paid a visit to Indonesia over the summer and met with several industry stakeholders to find out what is changing in the country’s mature and yet evolving telecom infrastructure industry. With infra-sharing well entrenched, towercos play a key role in supporting MNOs with their network coverage and capacity requirements. And while they enjoy a healthy mobile market context and solid tenancy ratios, towercos are increasingly diversifying into the provision of additional products and services. With a unique geographical blend of dense urban and remote islands, Indonesian towercos deploy everything from ground-based towers (GBTs), microcell poles (MCPs) and rooftops, to IBS, DAS and fibre.