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5G networks

5G pushes crowded Indonesian telecom field toward 3 big carriers

Low margins and high capital spending spark industrywide shakeout

Spending on 5G infrastructure in Indonesia has lagged as stiff competition squeezed earnings at wireless carriers   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- A wave of consolidation is hitting Indonesia's crowded wireless telecom sector, a market that once featured seven operators jostling for position, as the strain of 5G investment may reduce the field to just three big players.

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