By Jakarta Globe

State-owned telecoms firm Telekomunikasi Indonesia plans to spend some $600 million expanding its fiber optic network for households across the country. Better known as Telkom, the company aims to reach two million home subscribers this year through the network, adding to the existing eight million home subscribers it already has. The project is part of Telkom’s Indonesia Digital Network 2015 road map, which aims to improve Internet connectivity nationwide.

The fiber optic network, with an advertised speed of one gigabyte per second, will be rolled out across 30 cities across Indonesia, including Jakarta; Bandung in West Java; Surabaya in East Java; Medan in North Sumatra; Denpasar in Bali; and Makassar in South Sulawesi.

In addition to the fiber optic network, the company is also currently constructing an undersea cable communication system, the Sulawesi Maluku Papua Cable System, running 75,000 kilometers.

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