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Q: Internet users in Indonesia ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Internet users in Indonesia
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: jfriend-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 18 Apr 2002 19:16 PDT
Expires: 25 Apr 2002 19:16 PDT
Question ID: 1125
I'm interested in finding out the number of internet users in Indonesia as of 
2001. Any further information related to the topic of internet use in 
Indonesia would be appreciated.
Subject: Re: Internet users in Indonesia
Answered By: researcher-ga on 18 Apr 2002 19:46 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
According to the Indonesian Association of Internet Service Providers, it is 
estimated that there are approximately 4 million Internet users in Indonesia 
for 2001 as compared to 1.2 million for 2000. However, according to the CIA 
World Factbook there was only 400,000 Internet users in Indonesia for 2000 

The American Embassy in Indonesia provides the following information:
"The tiny number of internet users in Indonesia grew by 180 percent in 2000 and 
is predicted to triple in 2001...Currently only .6 percent of all Indonesians 
are logged-on...The number of internet users in Indonesia is expected to more 
than triple in 2001 from approximately 1.2 million users to 4 million."

Additional links of interest:

Internet Slowly Moving Ahead in Indonesia (Embassy of the United States of 
America: Jakarta, Indonesia)

CIA World Factbook: Indonesia (see Communications section)

"Despite Drawbacks, Indonesia's Net Market Rosy" by Christiani Tumelap

List of Indonesia Internet Companies

Indonesia Internet Business Community

Search terms used: "internet users indonesia", "Indonesian Association of 
Internet Service Providers"

Clarification of Answer by researcher-ga on 18 Apr 2002 19:47 PDT
Additional information of interest:

From Indonesia Internet Business Community:
"But, compared to any other countries in the Asia Pacific region, Indonesia has 
the lowest growth rate of Internet users with only 0.7 to 0.9 percent 
penetration. Mostly blamed for the low penetration percentage is the lack of 
infrastructure facilities."
jfriend-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Great information. I've searched and found a lot of information on
this, but you were able to find several new pieces. It is amazing how
by changing search terms (from what I've used) just a little you
tapped into another set of valid information. Thanks,

Subject: Re: Internet users in Indonesia
From: washu-ga on 18 Apr 2002 19:49 PDT

Year  Subscribers    Users
1996       31000    110000
1997       75000    384000
1998      134000    512000
1999      256000   1000000
2000      400000   1900000
2001      581000   4200000
2002     1000000   8000000 (estimated)

this explains why CIA World Factbook shows 400k users...
it does not differentiate internet users from internet subscribers...
Subject: Re: Internet users in Indonesia
From: washu-ga on 18 Apr 2002 19:52 PDT
speaking of infrastructure...
has information on the history and future establishment of telecommunications 
infrastructure related to internet in Indonesia

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