Mobile-8 Telecom, PT
PT Mobile-8 Telecom (Mobile-8) was established on December 16, 2002 using the brand name Fren (Fast Reliable Enjoyable Network). Mobile-8 launched its prepaid service on December 8, 2003 and its postpaid service on April 8, 2004. Mobile-8 offers a variety of value-added services and programs using the CDMA 2000-1x technology that provides better voice clarity, lower dropped calls and faster data access.
Through its own nationwide 800 MHz CDMA network, Mobile-8 coverage area currently extends to all major cities and most secondary cities as well as some rural areas across Java and Bali. Mobile-8 is targeting more than 80% nationwide coverage by 2010, and will begin its expansion to Sumatera (including Medan, Lampung and Palembang), Kalimantan (including Banjarmasin, Balikpapan, Palangkaraya, Pontianak and Samarinda), Sulawesi and elsewhere in Indonesia beginning first quarter of 2007.
In addition, Mobile-8 also provides services internationally, through international roaming partner in 22 countries including United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Iran, Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, India, Jordan, Kuwait, Macao, Mexico, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
On May 2nd, 2006 Mobile-8 became the first CDMA cellular operator in Indonesia to commercially launch a 3G high-speed mobile internet services in Jakarta based on CDMA 2000-1x Evolution Data Optimized (EVDO) platform that can deliver high speed data access up to 2.4 Mbps. This include the introduction of TV MOBI, allowing all Fren subscribers to enjoy a wide-range of streaming-based multimedia contents, broadcast live from TV channels and video on demand, supporting by the MNC group, which has decades of experience in providing high quality information and entertainment contents.
To date, Mobile-8 is the fourth largest and the only CDMA-based nationwide cellular operator in the 800 MHz spectrum on the CDMA 2000 1X platform. As of June 30, 2006 Mobile-8 has achieved approximately 1,3 million subscribers consisting 98.3% of our prepaid subscribers and 1.7% postpaid subscribers.
Mobile-8 customer service points are ready and available to assist our customers through its 18 Points of Charging, 30 Mobile-8 centers and sales counters, independent distributors and outlets, Mobile-8 sales force, banks ATM networks, as well as Mobile-8 Customer Care Line operating a 24-hour call center that is accessible by our subscribers through a toll free number at “888” with four language capability namely Bahasa Indonesia, English, Korean and Mandarin.