PT Solusi Tunas Pratama Tbk. (STP) was founded in 2006, and is now the third largest independent tower companies in Indonesia in terms of number of telecommunication towers. The Company’s core business initially focused on leasing out spaces for antennas and supporting equipment at its multi-tenant tower sites for Indonesian mobile telecommunication operators for base transceiver station (BTS) under long-term lease agreement with average contractual term of 10 years. To date, the Company extends its infrastructure services to also provide access to capacity on the Company’s fiber optic backhaul network and indoor distributed antenna system (DAS) networks in shopping malls and office buildings located in major urban areas. The Company’s strategic movement was carried out in line with the Company’s transformation process underway, that has been progressing since 2012, to becoming an integrated telecommunication network infrastructure provider company in Indonesia.
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As of December 31, 2014, we operated 7,149 telecommunications sites, comprised of 6,651 tower sites (including 301 microcell sites) with 10,521 tenancies for a tenancy ratio of 1.58, as well as 472 shelter-only sites, 26 indoor DAS networks with 67 tenants for a tenancy ratio of 2.58 and approximately 2,400 km of fiber optic network around Indonesia including approximately 1,300 km in the Greater Jakarta Region.
STP has two tower categories, Greenfield Towers and Rooftop Towers. Greenfield Towers are standalone towers that require more space and are usually located in rural areas. Rooftop Towers are towers that are located on rooftops of buildings and are usually used in more urban areas.
At STP we believe in providing a better customer experience by maintaining and upgrading our technology continually. This is why we strive to always utilise the latest technology.
STP currently utilising microcell towers in Indonesia. A microcell is a cell in a mobile phone network served by a low power cellular base tower, usually covering a smaller or densely populated urban area such as a mall, a hotel, or a transportation hub. A microcell uses power control to limit the radius of its coverage area to less than two kilometres wide.
STP also utilises a Distributed Antenna System (DAS), which is a network of separated antenna nodes connected to a common source via a transport medium that provides wireless service within a geographic area or structure. The benefits of DAS is that less power is wasted in overcoming penetration and shadowing losses, and because a line-of-sight channel is present more frequently, leading to reduced fade depths and reduced delay spread.