Indonesian Government Asks PT Indosat To Button Down CDMA Network

PT Indosat of Indonesia will need to put a lid on its CDMA network and migrate it to the existing GSM network to comply with government’s order. To make things easy and hassle-free, the operator has announced a compensation program for all of its CDMA customers.


The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has ordered PT Indosat to wind up its CDMA operation so that the spectrum can be freed and used for other services. As of now, the company has almost 77,000 remaining customers in StarOne CDMA network across 83 cities, a lot less than 63 million GSM customers.

Under the recently introduced compensation program, all the StarOne subscribers will get a new IM3 Indosat GSM SIM. Their existing balance in CDMA sim will be redeemable in the form of contributions to Dompetku e-wallet service of the company.

PT Indosat will also make available a temporary forwarding feature to ensure that customers don’t have to face any convenience. The compensation scheme will be available until the end of the June; however, the company hasn’t announced the exact date to terminate the CDMA services.

Should India follow the same ? Do let us know via comments .

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June 19, 2015 10:47 pm 10:47 PM

The death of CDMA means the death of QUALITY mobile voice/data service. I don’t know why majority of people don’t understand the superior technological side of CDMA- Better indoor coverage, reliability, for bot voice and data. ALAS… In, India, CDMA should continue. WE, the discerning, mobile users, all are behind this. Forget about the ignorant majority!

June 21, 2015 12:35 am 12:35 AM

hi, can you post here in comments detailed advantages of cdma over gsm thanks

June 20, 2015 12:13 pm 12:13 PM

@ JIJO – its high time countries shift to GSM – the WORLDS PREFERRED TECHNOLOGY !!!

>>The death of CDMA means the death of QUALITY mobile voice/data service.

June 19, 2015 8:54 pm 8:54 PM

CDMA should continue in India.

June 20, 2015 12:53 pm 12:53 PM

@KAPIL DEV – the technology that the people want (GSM) should continue in India
Old/obsolete technologies, which even countries like the US are migrating away from, should be put to rest!

June 19, 2015 5:12 pm 5:12 PM

NO , cdma is best technology should continue atleast for 10 years.

June 20, 2015 1:32 pm 1:32 PM

TonpeDada – we’ll ask the WORLD to keep CDMA alive … for people like you.

June 20, 2015 10:57 am 10:57 AM

You expect it to die after 10 years.

So no more big market in Asia for cdma, so also expect scaling down manufacturing activities by big player like huwei , ZTE, HTC, etc