Indonesia to raise tax on 2G handsets, to boost 4G adoption

Monday 25 May 2015 | 12:40 CET | News
The Indonesian government plans to increase the current tax on 2G handsets, in an attempt to boost sales of 4G smartphones, The Jakarta Post reports, citing Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara. The Indonesian Cellular Telecommunications Associations (ATSI) recently proposed imposing higher taxes on 2G handsets to further accelerate the adoption of 4G. "We estimate that the price of a 4G smartphone will stand at around IDR 400,000 [approximately USD 30.4] in the next three to four years, with consumer purchasing power growing even stronger," the minister said.

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