PT Tiphone Mobile Indonesia (the Company) was established on 25 June 2008. The Company was established to address the needs of mobile telecommunications industry in Indonesia. The Company engaged in telecommunication distribution channel, such as mobile phones and its parts, recharge vouchers and repair services.
As the company continues to grow and become a leader, the Company has a broad scope of services as well as carrying the business principle of one stop solution. PT Tiphone Mobile Indonesia Tbk is widely known in the field of telecommunications as a company that sells recharge vouchers and sim cards, mobile phones and communication devices, after-sales service, as well as content service provider.
The Company started its business in the mobile telecommunications industry with the launch of mobile phone called Tiphone. Tiphone mobile phone comes with a modern and attractive design, and equipped with the latest features offered at an affordable price compared to other products in its class.
In 2010, PT Tiphone Mobile Indonesia Tbk expanded its business field to repair services of mobile phones and provider of mobile phone applications and content by setting up two subsidiaries, namely PT Setia Utama Service (SUS) and PT Setia Utama Media Aplikasi (SUMA).
In early 2011, the Company continued to carry out the acquisition of two companies, namely Telesindo Shop (TS) which is engaged retail and outlet, and PT Excel Utama Indonesia (EUI) which is the national dealer and distributor of XL Axiata. With this development, PT Tiphone Mobile Indonesia Tbk believes that co-operation and positive contribution between the Company and it subsidiaries can improve the performance of the Company.
As the Company continues to grow and become the best, PT Tiphone Mobile Indonesia Tbk not only focus on its core business, but also notice the importance of additional services for the ease and convenience of the consumers. Therefore, the Company completes its services by providing products of international mobile phone brands, in addition to the Tiphone brand, along with their accessories. The Company also offers repair services for hardware and software, sales of spare parts, as well as a
product gallery that is supported by the latest retail store concept.
Currently, the Company has become a distributor for a number of leading mobile phone brands, such as Samsung, LG, HTC, Blackberry, Apple, and also Tiphone. The Company’s seriousness to be a leading distributor is indicated by performing a number of strategic actions, such as establishing co-operation for distribution of LG mobile phones nationally, as well as the acquisition of a number of large distributors, such as PT Mitra Telekomunikasi Selular which is an importer and distributor of Apple products, as well as PT Poin Multimedia Nusantara as distributor of Samsung.
In new prepaid sim cards and recharge voucher sales businesses, the Company formed a partnership with PT Telekomunikasi Seluler (Telkomsel) and Telkom Flexi who are part of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk group, and PT XL Axiata Tbk.
The success of PT Tiphone Mobile Indonesia Tbk in selling new prepaid sim cards and recharge vouchers has been recognized by a number of operators who have become partners. This is reflected by the number of awards given to the Company, such as The Best Telkomsel Distributor for 8 years in a row, and The Best XL Axiata Distributor for 4 years in a row.
To support all of the Company’s line of businesses and accelerate growth, in January 2012 the Company began listing its stock on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) with stock code TELE.
In 2014, PT PINS Indonesia, a subsidiary of Telkom Group, has become one of the shareholders of the Company. With the entry of PT PINS Indonesia, the Company will focus on the distribution of Telkom Group’s products, in particular Telkomsel.
The Company can reach its current position due to several factors that make a positive contribution, namely the Indonesian economy which has been conducive and stable, the development and accessibility of mobile phone technology, the increasing penetration of mobile phone users, the development of features and functions of mobile phones, and the increasing number of mobile network operators competing in a positive manner.