Internet data price trend in Indonesia 2017-2019

As of the second quarter of 2019, the price for one Gigabyte amounted to approximately 0.4 U.S. dollars, a decrease of approximately 0.1 U.S. dollars compared to 2017. Compared to its neighboring countries like Singapore and Malaysia, the data price in Indonesia was the lowest.

Affordable price versus broadband infrastructure

As smartphone users tend to communicate through mobile apps such as Whatsapp or Messenger more than via text message or phone call, the affordability of mobile internet is crucial. Good broadband infrastructure and economic growth in the country determine whether the internet providers can fulfill the demand while maintaining affordable prices. In late 2019 Indonesia’s government completed the Palapa Ring Project, an infrastructure project that aimed to provide access to 4G internet services across the country. With this, Indonesia’s digital economy is expected to grow faster.

PT Telkomsel, the largest mobile internet provider

Other than communication related apps, shopping and social media apps had the highest reach levels among Indonesian smartphone users. On average, a smartphone user in Indonesia spent about 32.6 minutes per day for communication. In 2018, PT Telkom Indonesia Group had a share of 84.5 percent of the fixed broadband market in Indonesia. Besides being the largest telecommunications and network provider in Indonesia, Telkomsel is also the most popular mobile internet provider to browse the internet, followed by Indosat and XL.

Average internet data pricing trends in Indonesia for Q2 2017 to Q2 2019

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

Q2 2017 to Q2 2019

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