Internet Penetration In Indonesia
The number of Internet users in Indonesia significantly increased five-fold in the past five years to over 25 million people in 2007 from the previous 8 million in 2003, however, with the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34% makes the internet penetration in Indonesia remains relatively low at the rate of 11%. This is largely due to lack of availability of fixed telecom infrastructure and fixed line in rural and remote areas, and the low PC penetration of 3.7% resulting in prevalent use of internet cafes.
Compared to other developing countries in South East Asia, such as Malaysia (59%), Vietnam (23%), and Thailand (20%), Internet penetration in Indonesia is still relatively low. ( Source: Internet World Stats)
The large number of Internet users in Indonesia who access Internet via PC’s or Internet cafe, do not represent the number of Internet users who are subscribed to Internet Service Provider in Indonesia.
Internet User’s Growth
The internet subscribers and users in Indonesia in 2007 based on statistics released by APJII ( Indonesian Internet Service Provider Association )