3G in Indonesia

WSJ writes about something we should have been doing in India:

Indonesia’s rapid adoption of cutting-edge cellphone technology for Internet access is helping Southeast Asia’s largest economy to catch up with its technologically savvier neighbors.

HSDPA technology, pioneered in Indonesia by PT Indonesia Satellite Corp., or Indosat, offers Internet download speeds at least six times as fast as connections relying on cable, a wider difference than in a more-developed economy. And because it’s an add-on to 3G technology, it doesn’t need any major new telecom infrastructure — just some equipment attached to existing mobile base stations.

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.