Yesterday the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index spiked to its highest level in more than two years as new orders surged. That was a big improvement from the previous month, when coronavirus safety measures delayed work and kept employees at home.
In 2015, 70% of Indonesians on the web were using their phones for access. Back then, the figure was projected to reach 99% by 2018. Also, for many Indonesians – especially in rural areas, their smartphones are their only internet source. In 2015, Indonesia had 63 million active Facebook users, making it the largest national block in the world.
Like its other telco rivals, Telstra operates in an ultra-competitive market with thinning margins and high-capital infrastructure spend. With competitors – including Optus, TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX: TPM) and Vodafone – spending big on new technology and aggressively pursuing new users and as clients become more choosy when it comes to their telco providers, Telstra faces a lot of challenges on several fronts.