The country is working closely together and hopes that telecom providers who are committed to playing a key role in the 5G revolution to help Indonesia’s transformation agenda will also participate in the development of telecom networks to promote tourism efforts.
More recently, the Minister of Communication and Information, Johnny G. Plate, praised the throw of 5G telecommunications services as part of the series of G20 Presidencies in Indonesia to support the holding 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 telecommunication services will help the Indonesian presidency of the G20 meet its goals, which include post-COVID-19 recovery and connection, digital literacy and digital skills, and cross-border data.
“We believe that 5G technology can accelerate the realization of all these priorities,” says Minister Johnny.
The introduction of 5G would not have been possible without the participation and support of numerous stakeholders, including the Ministries of Communication and Information and Tourism and Creative Economy.
In addition, several new ideas can be produced for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) that can take advantage of the potential and ease of accessing a larger market through the use of the Internet.
The government will use its Internet access to boost the development of the country’s digital environment, with the aim of creating more opportunities for the country’s digital economy to grow.
Meanwhile, President Joko Widodo’s program to disrupt analog broadcasting, too known like analog switch-off (ASO), it helps the pace of digital transformation. As a result, the Ministry of Communications and Informatics works with a variety of stakeholders to ensure the success of the ASO program.
Geryantika Kurnia, Director of Broadcasting at the General Directorate of Posts and Information Administration of the Ministry of Communications and Information, said that the government has planned to speed up the digital transformation if the migration from analog to digital broadcasts is completed.
The execution of the ASO program, according to director Geryantika, will offer digital dividends. With the saving of radio frequency spectrum, broadband Internet or high-speed Internet services are possible, such as the 5G network that has been tested in several places.
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 expand the coverage of the Internet network to places that have not been accessible by analog 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 spread throughout Indonesia. It is not just a migration from analog to digital.
In addition, the Ministry of Communication and Information stated that digital TV transmissions would reach areas with “blank spots”, or places where TV transmissions have not yet been completed.
The blank area is due to the difficulty of analog TV transmission technology in reaching places with diverse geographical conditions, such as the eastern part of Indonesia, particularly Papua, resulting in limited transmission coverage.
As a result, after the ASO program is implemented, the government undertook to create digital television broadcasting network infrastructure in the leading, outermost, and underdeveloped areas, including white spaces, through its broadcasting institution.