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Indonesian Ministry of Communications and Informatics Opens Up Investment Opportunities in Broadband Technology

DUBAI, UAE, January 10, 2022 / – The government of the Republic of Indonesia has prepared for digital transformation in all aspects of life. The Indonesian Ministry of Communications and Informatics has developed a telecommunications infrastructure and opened up new opportunities for technological investment in Indonesia. According to the General Manager of Postal Resources and Equipment and Information Technology, Ismail, Indonesia, needs equal access to digital connectivity due to natural conditions and growing needs of citizens.

“Indonesia is undoubtedly a large developing country with 17,000 islands that requires equitable access to connectivity, especially for industrial and domestic consumption,” he explained during a virtual presence at the “5G Connectivity for Making Indonesia 4.0 discussion taking place in the Indonesia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, Friday (12/24/2021).

According to the director general of the SDPPI, the government has implemented the development of digital infrastructure, including the construction of a 5G network. Indonesia has conducted trials since 2017 and implemented the commercialization of 5G networks through the construction of three cellular telecommunications operators in 13 cities since May 27, 2021.

“In fact, it has been implemented in Industry 4.0 in Batam since June 7, 2021, for additional needs and the automotive industry in Indonesia,” he explained. Following the instructions of President Joko Widodo, Managing Director Ismail said the Ministry of Communications and Informatics has implemented accelerating digital transformation in Indonesia. In a similar report, the president’s main direction to the Minister of Communications and Computing is to improve communications and information technology, strengthening cybersecurity against cybercrime and data sovereignty.
“Kominfo is taking its course comprehensively from upstream to downstream to achieve a more digitally connected and prosperous Indonesia,” he said in an interview.

Roadmap and strategy

The Director General of the SDPPI of the Ministry of Communications and Informatics said the ministry is preparing a holistic approach by implementing priority programs to accelerate economic recovery.

“By preparing our nation for the era of Industry 4.0 and the economic recovery from Covid-19, we are creating several initiatives in the digital infrastructure sector that are in synergy with the digital economy, digital government and society. digital, ”he replied.

According to Managing Director Ismail, the 2021-2024 Digital Indonesia Roadmap provides direction for national digital transformation in Industry 4.0 revolution and supports national economic recovery.

“This roadmap is designed to be implemented in a collaborative manner between the government, economic players and the general public,” he continued.
At the same time, the strategy implemented by the Ministry of Communications and Informatics includes accelerating the provision of telecommunications infrastructure and strengthening data governance, which provides for cross-border data exchange. “This includes strengthening the government’s digital infrastructure and strengthening public communications, including through digital platforms,” explained the Director General of SDPPI, Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies.

In particular, Director General Ismail described in more detail the program-oriented initiatives of the Ministry of Communications and Informatics. In 2021, the Ministry of Communications and Informatics will focus on four areas to increase access to 4G networks in deprived areas by accelerating the construction of BTS and the use of the Palapa ring. In addition, the ministry will also encourage the use of infrastructure among telecom providers, launching 5G networks that include fiberization and digitization in urban and rural areas to support economic growth.

“In 2022, the Ministry of Communications and Informatics will continue to expand its program to develop local start-ups. In 2023, Indonesia will become a Fintech Hub in Southeast Asia. And in 2024, Indonesia will encourage the adoption of digital tourism for marketing. needs and customer experience, ”explained the Director General of SDPPI, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

Potential investment opportunity

Chief Executive Officer Ismail said digital transformation requires collective efforts to bridge the digital divide by connecting the unconnected and strengthening the resilience and empowerment of digital ecosystems and inclusive economic growth. According to the Director General of SDPPI of the Ministry of Communications and Informatics, Indonesia is currently facing three challenges in the increasing change of the digital sector, namely connectivity, the digital divide during the pandemic and the expansion of networks. digital infrastructure.

“The issues currently facing Indonesia during the pandemic highlight an effective digital infrastructure to support productivity. In addition, there is a gap between those who can afford Internet services for productivity and those who must reduce Internet access as an economic impact. And third, there is a shift to ensure capacity, competition and affordability while encouraging investment, ”he explained.

Therefore, the Ministry of Communications and Informatics seeks to meet the 2025 target of the ITU Broadband Commission for advocacy. “By 2025, all countries should have universal broadband policies, affordable broadband services, encourage everyone to have online access, digital literacy and skills, digital financial services, as well as electronic commerce and gender equality in access to services, ”explained Managing Director Ismail.

The Director General of the SDPPI of the Ministry of Communications and Informatics explained how a broadband network should exist with the prosperity of the country. According to him, the higher the penetration of fixed broadband and mobile broadband in a country, the better the country’s ability to mitigate the risk of economic damage from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Fixed broadband plays a more important role in developed countries for the scaling-up effect and mobile broadband recreates a more important role in developing countries for accessibility aspects,” he said. -he declares.

Managing Director Ismail said that all 5G network frequency spectrum available by the end of 2021 is expected to boost GDP growth to Rs 2,874 trillion and reach Rs 3,549 trillion in 2035. “Productivity will increase, accumulating a total of 9.7 million / inhabitant in 2030. and 11.6 million / inhabitant in 2035 ”, he continued.
According to the Director General of SDPPI, Ministry of Communications and Informatics, even the implementation of the 5G network in Indonesia is expected to increase investment by IDR 591 trillion in 2030 and IDR 719 trillion in 2035.

“Thus, it is estimated that there will be 4.6 million additional job opportunities in 2030 and 5.1 million job opportunities in 2035,” he continued.
Seeing the economic opportunities and the impact of 5G implementation, Managing Director Ismail called on the private sector to increase investment in Indonesia.

“I am delighted to be able to showcase the achievements of Indonesia’s digital infrastructure development. Indonesia has prepared for digital transformation in all aspects of life. This allows me to proudly showcase Indonesia’s achievements and new technology investment opportunities open to the world, ”he concluded.

From December 24, 2021 to January 6, 2022, the Ministry of Communications and Informatics will host the Indonesian pavilion at EXPO 2020 DUBAI. Besides exhibiting the latest achievements of digital development, with the theme Indonesia Digital Opportunity, the Ministry of Communications and Informatics opens up investment opportunities in the digital technology sector in Indonesia.

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