The country is working closely with and expecting telecom providers who have committed to play a key role in the 5G revolution to help Indonesia’s transformation agenda to also engage in network development. telecommunications to promote tourism efforts.
More recently, the Minister of Communication and Information, Johnny G. Plate, hailed the launch 5G telecom services under the Indonesian G20 Presidency Series to support the achievement of the G20 Summit in Bali by November 2022.
Bali is the sixth city in Indonesia to launch 5G services, after Surakarta, Jakarta, Surabaya, Makassar and Balikpapan.
The minister believes that the introduction of 5G telecom services will help Indonesia’s G20 Presidency achieve its goals, which include post-COVID-19 recovery and connection, digital literacy and digital skills, and cross-border data flows. .
“We believe 5G technology can accelerate the achievement of all of these priorities,” said Minister Johnny.
The introduction of 5G would not have been possible without the participation and support of many stakeholders, including the Ministries of Communication and Information and Tourism and Creative Economy.
Also, various new ideas can be produced for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) which can take advantage of the potential and ease of accessing a larger market by using the internet.
The government will use its internet access to fuel the development of the country’s digital environment, with the aim of creating more growth chances for the country’s digital economy.
Meanwhile, President Joko Widodo’s program to cut off analogue transmissions, also known like Analog Shutdown (ASO), helps pace the digital transformation. Accordingly, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics is working with a variety of stakeholders to ensure the success of the ASO program.
Geryantika Kurnia, Director of Broadcasting at the General Directorate of Post and Information Administration at the Ministry of Communication and Information, said the government has plans to accelerate digital transformation if migration analog to digital broadcasts is complete.
Running the ASO program, according to manager Geryantika, will deliver digital dividends. With radio frequency spectrum savings, high-speed internet or high-speed internet services, such as the 5G network which has been tested in various locations, are possible.
He added that depending on the size of the channel, each analog broadcast channel frequency can be used for 6 to 12 digital broadcasts. The digital dividend can also be used to extend the coverage of the Internet network to places that have not been accessible by analogue television transmissions, in particular in border, outermost and disadvantaged areas.
Director Geryantika further explained that the availability of additional networks and internet speed, as a positive impact of the ASO program, will have a multiplier effect adding that if the internet is evenly distributed, the economic potential could be all over Indonesia. It’s not just a migration from analog to digital.
Additionally, the Ministry of Communication and Information said digital TV broadcasts would reach areas with “white spots”, or places where TV transmissions have not yet ended.
The blank area is caused by the difficulty of analog TV broadcast technology to reach places with diverse geographical conditions, such as the eastern part of Indonesia, especially Papua, resulting in limited broadcast coverage.
Accordingly, after the implementation of the ASO program, the government promised to create digital television broadcasting network infrastructure in advanced, outermost and underdeveloped areas, including empty areas, through its broadcasting institution.