Telkomsel customer base grew 25%
The largest cellular provider PT Telkomsel, controlled by PT Telkom and SingTel, reported 25% growth in customer base to 81.6 million last year. SingTel owns 35% shares in Telkomsel.
According to SingTel, Telkomsel controls 49% market share in Indonesian mobile market. In the third quarter of financial year 2009/2010, Telkomsel reported profit before tax of S$238 million, increased 43% from the same quarter of 2008/2009 (Oct-December 2008).
SingTel also controls 32.01% effective interest in Bharti Airtel, the largest GSM operator in India, with 118.9 million customers, surged 39% from 2008. SingTel also owns 47.34% stake in Globe Telecom in the Philippines which has 23.2 million customers, declined from 24.7 million in 2008. In Thailand, SingTel owns 21.35% shares in Advanced Info Service (AIS), which reported total customer base of 28.77 million last December, inched up from 27.47 million in Dec 2008.