Expand Internet Network, Kominfo Plan 2019 Temporary Satellite Rental

By : Ahmad Fadli Dan Aldo Bella Putra | Thursday, November 16 2017 - 18:00 IWST

Menteri Komunikasi dan Informatika Republik Indonesia (Menkominfo) Rudiantara (Hariyanto/ INDUSTRY.co.id)
Menteri Komunikasi dan Informatika Republik Indonesia (Menkominfo) Rudiantara (Hariyanto/ INDUSTRY.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Communications and Informatics Minister Rudiantara said it will hire high-speed satellite internet in 2019 for a while in order to speed up services to various institutions such as schools, villages and community health centers that have not accessed the internet.

The policy, according to the Minister conducted before launching its own satellite on 2021-2022.

According to Rudiantara in Jakarta, Wednesday (15/11/2017) the government has scheduled the launch of high-speed internet satellite launch in 2018 and is expected to launch a new satellite will be done in late 2021 or early 2022.

"By 2018 we will determine who will be the agency to design the build, launch and operate of satellites, whose satellites will be launched by the end of 2021 or early 2022," he told media crews.

Therefore, before, the high-speed satellite launched by Indonesia fly, it will rent a satellite in 2019. So later, when the satellite has been launched and fly, the service can be moved quickly.

Thus, according to him, this will accelerate high speed internet services required by various agencies such as schools and madrasahs, puskesmas, police, police, Kodim and villages that are not yet getting access.

"There's a good three years, we'll find which satellite we can rent, so after our satellite above move to our satellite, because the service must be as soon as possible, infrastructure must be built as soon as possible, so we can competition ," he said.

He said, in 2019 gradually various agencies will be served so that in 2024 will all have to connect with high-speed internet.

According to him, there are about 140-150 thousand points of good schools, health centers and villages that will be connected with high speed internet.

Meanwhile, the antenna that became a supporter for the internet at that point will have to be produced in the regions to develop the economy.

"Imagine the 140 thousand-150 thousand antennas we need, if the price of one antenna Rp2 million, Rp3 million, how many hundred billion we will spread this to the region," he said.

News Comment

Today's Industry

Application-based transportation provider, Grab Indonesia (Foto Ist)

Jumat, 19 Oktober 2018 - 11:43 WIB

SoftBank Case, Lippo Bribes Question Grab Business amid Blood Money Swirl

Two major cases which have now charged Grab investors, namely SoftBank and Lippo Group, are expected to threaten the online transportion operator's business credibility.

Grab (Ist)

Kamis, 11 Oktober 2018 - 12:36 WIB

Women Activists Criticize GRAB Indonesia on Victims Harassment Mediation

A number of women activists express their anger and regret at the GRAB Indonesia. The Malaysian applicator response to bring together between a driver partner who is allegedly harassed his passengers…

Panen Padi (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)

Senin, 08 Oktober 2018 - 03:30 WIB

Banten Lebak Farmers Harvest 55,622 Tons of Dry Grain

Lebak-Petani in Lebak Regency, Banten, during September 2018 harvests rice in an area of ​​9,347 hectares of paddy fields with a production of 55,622 tons of dried pungut (GKP) grain.

Bawang Merah (Ist)

Senin, 08 Oktober 2018 - 03:00 WIB

Kelompok Tani Sengingi Riau Panen Bawang Merah

Kuantan Singing - Beken Jaya Benai Farmer Group in Kuantan Singingi Regency, Riau Province harvesting shallots up to tens of tons managed on a quarter hectare of land, the results can improve…

Senin, 08 Oktober 2018 - 02:30 WIB

PT Pertamina Lubricants Wins Two TOP CSR 2018 Awards

Jakarta - PT Pertamina Lubricants managed to bring home two awards at the TOP CSR 2018 TOP CSR category on Lubricants Business, namely for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Enduro Student…