Each firm has set aside roughly US$100 million in investment, said Eko Nilam, head of the Indonesian Cellular Phone Importers Association, on Monday.
He said two of the manufacturers were based in Asia and the third in Europe, but declined to give names.
He also mentioned as having a role in the development a South Korean-based research and development firm that provides cellular phone technology and design solutions for a manufacturer in China.
"Now, where did all those 80 million units come from?" Nilam said referring to the illegal products flooding the domestic market.