Licenses have been granted to consortium members for building the Palapa Ring–backbone that will connect the Eastern part of Indonesia that currently relies on satellites with the rest of the country. It is not clear how the licenses were granted and what are the fees and obligations of the license holders. Furthermore, technical and financial feasibility studies are yet to be completed.
Australia is completing the National Broadband Network (NBN), Indonesia here is getting close to starting their long awaited broadband network the Palapa Rings and now PNG is also working on its National Transmission Network (NTN). From Australia, to PNG to Indonesia...we could be a super corridor for online activity and innovation addressing various areas of development.