PT Indosat end-August cellular subscribers 21.5 mln, up 1.5 mln from June

Jakarta (Antara News) - Indonesia's second biggest telephone operator PT Indosat said Thursday its cellular subscriber base rose to 21.5 million at end-August from 20 million at end-June.

"The significant rise in the subscriber base in the past two months is in line with the expansion of the company's coverage as well as aggressive promotional activities," company president Johnny Swandi Sjam told Thomson Financial.

He said the company expects to expand its subscriber base to 23-24 million by the end of this year from 16.7 million at end-2006.

At end-June, Indosat's cellphone subscribers totaled 20 million, up 44.3 percent from end-June last year, with 3.3 million added in the first half.

Indosat is 41.9 pct-owned by Singapore's ST Telemedia. (*)
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