Indonesia’s Bakti faces harsh broadband deployment reality: Ground segment costs 3X more than satellite

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Indonesia’s Bakti agency leading the country’s satellite broadband deployment effort is struggling to reduce the cost of the network’s ground segment, which it estimates will be triple the cost of the satellite capacity.

The Indonesian government has ordered Bakti to provide capacity to Indonesia’s rural and underserved areas for $100 per megabit, an aggressive price that may have a deterrent effect on any other satellite providers, at least until the 150-Gbps Satria satellite’s capacity is filled: https://bit . . .

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