Asia Express - Data Communications
WiMAX Development in Asia June 28 - July 4
July 02, 2010
Indonesian Internet and pay TV service provider PT First Media launched its WiMAX network under a dedicated subsidiary Sitra WiMAX, the Jakarta Globe reported on June 28, 2010. It is reported that Sitra WiMAX will cover the regions not serviced by First Media fiber optic Internet service Fastnet and will be deployed in the Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi, Banten region as well as the Northern Sumatra and Aceh region. First Media said it has invested US$50 million in Sitra and expects to inject around US$350 million into its WiMAX deployment project over the next decade.

First Media was awarded a 2.3GHz frequency band license by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Indonesia in July 2009. The company has obtained a 15MHz bandwidth for its WiMAX service.