Like many countries today, Indonesia too has a national broadband plan – but the government must take the lead to ensure there is robust competition and infrastructure, according to industry players.
Undeterred by its current Internet penetration rate of only 34.9%, Indonesia has laid down the gauntlet and said it intends to overtake its Asean neighbor Malaysia by 2019, although it now lags behind even Thailand.
Jaring, which introduced the Internet to Malaysia, is facing liquidation and ignominy, and its employees are asking questions over what has happened. Karamjit Singh has the story.
In the next two to three years, Asia will see very rapid innovation and proliferation of Internet-related services amongst small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), says McKinsey Global Institute.
Two members of the House of Representative in the Philippines urged telecommunication companies to lower their broadband service rates so more Filipinos can have Internet access at their homes to help them in their information needs for education, business, and other personal uses.