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Telkomsel – PT Telekomunikasi Selular

PT Telekomunikasi Selular, trading as Telkomsel, is an Indonesian wireless network provider founded in 1995 and is a subsidiary of Telkom Indonesia. It is headquartered in South Jakarta.

Telkomsel is the largest wireless carrier in the country with 163 million customer base as of 2018.[4] The company Operates their GSM network on the 900–1800 MHz frequency range, as well as 3G and 4G services on other frequencies. Telkomsel operates a variety of sim card brands, chief among them are simPATI and kartuHALO. These brands differ on their payment model (pre-paid vs. post-paid) as well as pricing. As of 31 March 2015, Telkomsel has 46% of the Indonesian wireless service market share.[5]



Telkomsel was incorporated on 26 May 1995 in Jakarta, Indonesia. It is majority owned by Telkom Indonesia with 65% of the shares, with Singapore Telecommunications Limited owning the minority 35%.[6] In November 1997, Telkomsel became the first wireless carrier in Asia to introduce rechargeable GSM pre-paid services. In September 2006, Telkomsel became the first carrier in the country to launch a 3G service.

On 20 March 2009, Telkomsel and Apple South Asia Pte. Ltd. launched the iPhone 3G in Indonesia with customised price plans for all of Telkomsel's customers.[7] Three years later, Telkomsel had acquired more than 100 million active customers.[8]

In April 2017, the company website was hacked, and a message protesting about high charges and unnecessary extra services was posted. There was widespread support for the hacker on social media.[9]

In 2020, Telkomsel started a partnership with The Walt Disney Company to offer the streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar.

Network coverage

As of 2018, Telkomsel has 160.705 Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) with 68.7% being 3G/4G capable.[10] The network uses GSM Dual Band (900 & 1800), GPRSEDGE3G, and 4G technologies.

The company has 323 international roaming partners in 170 countries (September 2008). In addition, Telkomsel has worked with network carriers in neighboring countries to offer the co-branded simPATI Kangen product for Indonesians living abroad.


  1. ^ "Continuing to Win in the Digital Era" (PDF). Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Shareholding Pattern | Bharti Airtel" Archived from the original on 24 May 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Shareholding Pattern as of Dec 2011| Bharti Airtel" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 August 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Telkomsel 2018 Annual Report" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Annual Report 2014" (PDF). Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Telkomsel on BusinessWeek" Retrieved 23 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 December 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Telekomunikasi Indonesia – Telkom – Indonesia Investments" Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  9. ^ Dion Bisara; Herman (18 April 2017). "Telkomsel Hacked, Customers Vent Frustration Over Internet Price"The Jakarta Globe. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  10. ^ Center, PT. Indonesia News. "Pelanggan Telkomsel Membludak, Jumlah BTS Digenjot"inilahcom. Retrieved 25 July 2018.

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