Jamalul Izza, General Chairman of APJII, commented on the survey saying strong growth in the number of Indonesian Internet users in combination with the fact that there are still many among the nation’s 267 million population who are not online means that there remains ample room for further growth.

Moreover, the Indonesian government has been eager to create an undersea fiber-optic cable network across the country to offer affordable as well as fast Internet access to all people. This project is the Palapa Ring project that is expected to be fully completed by August 2019. Main challenge of this project is the eastern part of Indonesia where nature is rugged. Meanwhile, Internet providers too have been busy establishing telecommunication infrastructure across the country.

Distribution of Internet Users on Indonesia:

Region % of Total Indonesian Internet Users
Java                                55%
Sumatra                                21%
Sulawesi, Maluku, Papua                                10%
Kalimantan                                 9%
Nusa Tenggara                                 5%
Total                              100%

Source: Asosiasi Penyelenggara Jasa Internet Indonesia (APJII)

This article discusses the following:

Rising Internet (and smartphone) penetration in Indonesia
The rising significance of the e-commerce industry and its impact on the economy

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