PLN Iconnet broadband internet data rates are cheap, internet market feeds it efficiently

Clarification. Iconnet broadband internet service from PLN.

Reporter: Vinny Surianto, Aziz Hosseini, Rizwan Nanda Muliana | editor: Aziz Al Husseini

KONTAN.CO.ID –yakarta. The choice of broadband internet data services in Indonesia is increasingly diversified. Furthermore, new players have arrived like Iconnet, a subsidiary of PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN). Iconnet’s presence makes broadband Internet competitive map even tighter as it offers more competitive pricing options.

For example a 10Mbps package, Indihome (a subsidiary of Telkom Group) charges Rs 199,000 per month. Meanwhile, PLN with Iconnet brand offers Rs 185,000 per month at the same speed.

For top speed, PLN charges 427,000 rupees per month for 100Mbps, while 100Mbps Indihome can go up to 1.2 million rupees per month.

PLN President Zulkifli Zaini is targeting 20 million Iconnet subscribers by 2024. “We hope Iconnet will become one of the largest fixed broadband internet service providers in Indonesia,” he said at a press conference yesterday.

Through this ICONNET Bundling Electrinet Lifestyle promo program, customers who install ICONNET Internet until September 30, 2021, will get the installation fee for free and can enjoy additional power services for just Rs 202,100 via PLN Mobile.

Electrinet Lifestyle is a service that introduces new styles and lifestyles where electricity and the Internet will become an integral part of people’s lives.

“We invite our customers to take advantage of this year’s Customer Day by enjoying our affordable ICONNET Bundling Electrinet Lifestyle promo service. As long as this offer is valid through the end of September,” said Bob Sarrell, Director of Commerce and Customer Management at PLN.

Bob explained that this program was appropriate in the case of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced many parties to work from home. In this case, according to him, electricity and the Internet became a necessity. With the ICONNET Bundling Electrinet Lifestyle promotion, according to him, customers can fulfill their needs with an efficient offer package.

He added that the work-from-home lifestyle led to the rise of the telecom sector. It is hoped that the products released by ICON + will also meet the needs and demands of customers. Especially those who need fast, reliable internet and according to the economy of society.

“ICONNET Bundling Electrinet Lifestyle is interesting. It is an innovation and proof of PLN’s ability to meet challenges in the midst of a pandemic and an ever-growing digital age,” he said.

Affiliate Bob, PLN customers who can participate in the ICONNET Bundling Electrinet Lifestyle are customers in the ICONNET network coverage area. For this reason, PLN customers who want to get this promotion can easily access it through the PLN Mobile App which can be downloaded on PlayStore and AppStore.

Customers who want to check the coverage area, register and pay for ICONNET services can do so via the PLN Mobile application. Customers will receive a redemption voucher which can then be used for a promotional price to upgrade the strength of the PLN,” he explained.

ICONNET is part of the transformation made by PLN through its subsidiary PT Indonesia Comnets Plus (ICON+) to provide unlimited, reliable and affordable fixed broadband internet services. Since its re-release at the end of May 2021, there has been an increase in interest from people who want to subscribe to ICONNET.

The high demand and desire to serve more than 100,000 customers in 2021, is driving the need for faster network expansion. Thus, it will be easy to reach the public’s need for reliable Internet services.

Old players make strategies

Other players also apply a number of strategies to attract customers. This step is also performed by Indihome. Indihome is targeting 50,000 new customers in the next six months.

The General Executive Manager TV & Video PT Telkom Indonesia Tbk AA Gede Mayun said his party is cooperating with Viu as an over-the-top (OTT) video streaming service. “We see that interest continues to grow. Viu’s presence in Indihome will make it easier for customers to follow the latest K-drama series,” he said at a virtual press conference on Wednesday (1/9).

Andrijanto Muljono, CEO of MyRepublic, sees broadband internet business prospects as becoming more promising. They aim to reach the target of 300,000 subscribers by the end of 2021. “We are aiming for a 60% increase in customer growth compared to 2020,” he said when contacted by KONTAN, Wednesday (1/9).

In terms of internet service rates, MyRepublic has unlimited residential products only starting at 30Mbps for Rs 336,000, 50 Mbps for Rs 406,000, 100 Mbps for Rs 466,000 and 150 Mbps for Rs 767,000.

Then for MyRepublic Unlimited Residential Internet & TV Combo Products starting at 20Mbps for Rp.319,000, and 30Mbps for Rp. Mbps for players at Rs 819,000.

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Products Indosat Mega Media (IM2) Devimaz Gusmal did not mention details of existing GIG users. During the I-2021 semester, GIG was able to increase the number of subscribers by 25% (year-on-year). “The growth is obtained from the right strategy to meet the home internet services according to the current needs,” he said.

GIG broadband internet rates and services are broken down by ‘Internet Only’ and ‘GIGABox Package’. “Internet Only” services are offered at speeds up to 20 Mbps starting at Rs 210,000, 30 Mbps (starting at Rs 370,000), 50 Mbps (starting at Rs 365,000), 100 Mbps (starting at Rs 999,000) and so on Up to 1 Gbps (4,999 Rs. .000).

So far customer growth has remained positive with a penetration of nearly 20% from 580,000 home customers, said Tri Wahyuningseh, head of corporate communications at XL Axiata Group. “We have prepared various strategies to support the improvement of the XL Home,” Tri said when contacting Kontan.co.id, Wednesday (1/9).

The strategy in question includes, first, the launch of a breakthrough in the form of Indonesia’s first affinity product, XL SATU Fiber. With XL ONE Fiber, Tri added, customers only need to sign up for one service and get various benefits.

Features offered are ultra-fast home internet up to 1 Gbps from XL Home, XL Home prepaid mobile quota up to 300GB that can be shared by up to 5 family members. Customers also get a free XL sim card, which includes the XL HOME entertainment box as well as free installation and equipment rental fees.

Second, to create partnerships (Fiber Star) to accelerate expansion in the region according to the focus and targeted service areas. Third, continue to expand the network every day, which in the near future will add to several cities in Java and Kalimantan.

Currently, XL Home has reached 19 major cities in Indonesia, which are Jabodetabek, Denpasar, Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Banjarbaru, Makassar, Medan, Yogyakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Gresik, Sidoarjo, Malang , Palembang, Semarang, Cirebon, Palembang, et seq other regions.

Regarding the XL SATU Fiber service, XL offers customers five package options. “Each package allows customers to get direct access to the XL HOME Entertainment Box to access world-class entertainment from Netflix, Catchplay+ and WeTV iflix to national and international TV channels from Vidio. The package price also includes installation and equipment rental fees, so there are no costs,” Trey said. additional.

The five XL ONE Fiber package options are:

• Value package, IDR 274 thousand, customers will get unlimited data access without FUP Internet Fiber with speeds up to 30 Mbps, and a shared quota of 15 GB for two numbers.

• A smart package of IDR 334 thousand, without limits, without a FUP network, Fiber Internet up to 50 Mbps, and 25 GB shared quota for two numbers.

• Unlimited IDR 409 thousand family package without FUP, Fiber Internet up to 100 Mbps and 50 GB shared quota for three numbers.

• Superuser package, IDR 599,000, Unlimited No FUP, Fiber Internet up to 300Mbps, 100GB Shared Quota for 4 numbers.

• Ultimate package, IDR 999 thousand, unlimited without FUP Internet Fiber up to 1 Gbps, 300 GB shared quota for 5 numbers.

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