Telecommunication giant PT Indosat will seek arbitration or file an appeal with the
The high court delivered a verdict over PT Indosat Mega Media's (IM2) appeal on
The latest verdict was higher than the original four-year sentence, which the Jakarta Corruption Court handed down on
"We only heard about [the latest verdict] on the news," said
"However, if it's true, we will definitely file an appeal with the
The ministry reportedly sent a letter to the corruption court stating that IM2 had not infringed any laws in conducting its business as an Internet service provider (ISP).
The case highlights the country's lack of legal certainty, an issue that may hamper the industry from expanding amid high demand for faster Internet and data access.
The panel of judges found, based on a report from the Development Finance Comptroller (BPKP), that IM2 had caused state losses by using the frequency of
Industry experts have repeatedly pointed out that not only was IM2 conducting its business legally but that also the business model used between IM2 and
Mastel is an association that hosts multiple telecommunications and technology groups, such as cell phone operators and ISPs.
"However, the case could have been resolved by now if
"Now, they have to file for another appeal and arbitration at the same time."
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