(From The Jakarta Post)
Byline: Dewi Santoso, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
The government has allowed state-owned telecommunications firms PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) and PT Indonesia Satellite Corporation (Indosat) to raise local telephone rates by up to 28 percent on condition that long-distance call fees are lowered by at least 10 percent.
Both operators, however, refused to provide details on when the new rates would be introduced, saying that they would need to discuss the matter further with the government and the Indonesian Telecommunications Regulatory Body (BRTI).
According to Minister of Communications Agum Gumelar, the …