Telkom Indonesia has ramped up its fibre-based fixed broadband access network rollout in a bid to extend the system to 15 million premises by the end of the year, Total Telecom writes. Speaking at CommunicAsia in Singapore, Telkom general manager Revolin Simulsyah revealed that the network passed 8.2 million homes and businesses at the end of last year, adding that the infrastructure is being deployed at a rate of 36,000 premises per day. The manager also noted that the cost of the infrastructure equates to around USD280 per household. To keep costs down, Telkom has adapted its rollout strategy depending on the circumstances of each community. In high-value areas such as commercial centres and dense urban areas the company is installing fibre-to-the-home/building (FTTH/FTTB), whilst in more sparsely populated towns and cities, Telkom is rolling out fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC). Meanwhile, in areas where there is no existing last-mile infrastructure, Telkom is deploying FTTC with Wi-Fi for last-mile connectivity.
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