East Timor government due to announce telecommunications operators in next few days

7 June 2012

Four companies, two of which from Indonesia, have applied for two telecommunications licenses put up for international tender by the East Timor government, the secretary of State for the Council of Ministers and Government spokesman said in a statement.

According to the statement, proposals have been received from Digicel Pacific Limited (South Pacific/Caribbean), PT Gapura Caraka Kencana (Indonesia), PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Indonesia) and Viettel Global Investment Joint Stock Company (Vietnam).

Noting that these companies included service providers with vast amounts of experience in supplying telecommunications services at competitive prices in a number of developing countries, the official statement said that the Infrastructure Ministry was analysing the proposals and that the two selected companies would be announced in a few days.

The selected companies will have the right to supply a complete range of telecommunications services, including data, GSM and 3G voice, as well as other services for which they find demand. (macauhub)