BOLT v. Ministry of Communication and Informatics

PT Internux (Lippo Group), operator of BOLT was the only service provider operating at a frequency of 2,300 Mhz. This changed in 2014 when the Government through the Ministry of Communications and Informatics decided to grant permission to PT Smartfren Telecom Tbk (FREN) (previously owned by Bakrie family, then sold to MNC Group, and now controlled by Sinar Mas Group) to operate at the same frequency beginning in mid-2015. In 2016, Internux filed a lawsuit and demanded compensation for the Ministry’s decision. Internux won the lawsuit at the district court level. A few days ago, the Ministry declared they had filed a cassation against the previous verdict. But in addition to this dispute, Internux is also in dispute with PT Huawei Tech Investment, and asked for a compensation of Rp8 trillion.

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