Although domestically Telkom owns a dominating market share of between 45 and 50 percent (which translates to about 120 million subscribers), internationally the company has limited business stakes. And as several large telecommunication players, such as SingTel, Telenor, Axiata, ST Telemedia and Bharti Airtel - that all have a profound customer base outside the home country - join the bid, it reduces chances for Telkom to be awarded the operating license.