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Indonesia Telecommunications Profile 2013

Telephones - main lines in use


38.618 million (2011)


Telephones - mobile cellular


249.8 million (2011)


Telephone system


general assessment: domestic service includes an interisland microwave system, an HF radio police net, and a domestic satellite communications system; international service good 

domestic: coverage provided by existing network has been expanded by use of over 200,000 telephone kiosks many located in remote areas; mobile-cellular subscribership growing rapidly 

international: country code - 62; landing point for both the SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable networks that provide links throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 1 Pacific Ocean)


Broadcast media


mixture of about a dozen national TV networks - 2 public broadcasters, the remainder private broadcasters - each with multiple transmitters; more than 100 local TV stations; widespread use of satellite and cable TV systems; public radio broadcaster operates 6 national networks as well as regional and local stations; overall, more than 700 radio stations with more than 650 privately-operated (2008)


Radio broadcast stations


AM 678, FM 43, shortwave 82 (1998)


Television broadcast stations


54 local TV stations (11 national TV networks; each with its group of local transmitters) (2006)


Internet country code




Internet hosts


1.344 million (2012)


Internet users


20 million (2009)

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