Privately owned mobile operator Hutchison 3 Indonesia says it is on course to secure a 13% share of the domestic mobile market by the end of this year, with company executives noting that whilst no M&A plans are currently on the table, it has not ruled out any such corporate action. The Jakarta Post quotes 3 Indonesia CEO Manjot Mann as confirming that the company is: ‘on target to getting a 13% share in the subscriber market in 2013, adding that the cellco is working toward being a ‘serious data player’ because of its business potential. According to Mann, the Indonesian mobile data business segment grew 30% this year – compared to 2012 – eclipsing industry forecasts of just 9% growth. Going forward, the chief executive says that 3 Indonesia plans a ‘double digit’ expansion of its 3G network, which currently comprises 30,000 base transceiver stations (BTS) of which 14,000 are 3G-ready. ‘More than 65% of our transceivers are in Java and Sumatra, but we are also expanding in Kalimantan and Sulawesi,’ the official told paper. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, 3 Indonesia had more than 25.8 million mobile subscribers at 30 September 2013, a market share of around 9%.
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