Bisnis.com, JAKARTA – The Ministry of Communication and Information (Kemenkominfo) continues to encourage the presence of digital infrastructure in the country. In parallel, increasing digital literacy for the general public and increasing the capacity of digital talents continue to be optimized.
Minister of Communication and Information Johnny G. Plate said that until the first semester of 2021, several priority programs of the Ministry of Communication and Information had achieved significant growth.
For development programs Base Transceiver Station (BTS) in underdeveloped, frontier and outermost villages (3T) The Ministry of Communication and Information has completed 96 percent of the site survey stages.
“And [beberapa] is entering the construction stage at 1,105 locations, with a target of completing 4,200 BTS in the 3T area by the end of 2021,” Johnny told Business, quoted Sunday (15/8/2021).
The construction of BTS has an important role in encouraging the creation of a digital economy in remote areas. According to a report by Google and Temasek & Bain Company, Indonesia has a digital economy potential of US$124 billion by 2025.
To optimize the potential of the digital economy, it is necessary to have a reliable telecommunications infrastructure.
Then the construction of the Satria Multifunction Satellite, said Johnny, has already started in France. The construction of the satellite, which is targeted to launch in 2023, has been completed 35 percent.
Satria I satellite is a special internet satellite. This satellite has a capacity of 150 Gbps and will inject internet to 150,000 points, with a potential service receiver of 26.52 million receivers.
In terms of speed, it is estimated that each point will get internet speeds ranging from 4-8 Mbps, with alternate use.
The Satria satellite will be the backbone of digital connectivity in disadvantaged areas that cannot be touched by fiber optic and radio networks.
“The construction of the Satria I Satellite in France by Thales Alenia Space after the completion of the stages” financial close the project,” said Johnny.
Not only that, to encourage Indonesia to be more connected and digital, said Johnny, the Ministry of Communication and Information is also encouraging the presence of a national data center. The target is that by 2023, there will be two national data centers with tier IV specifications in operation.
The data center with global standards will have 42,000 . processors hearts and a capacity of 72 petabytes. The national data center will bring Indonesia’s steps to have One National Data closer.
“The development of the National Data Center which has entered the completion stage financial protocol for the first location and the completion of the fund application process for the second location,” said Johnny.
The Ministry of Communication and Information is also aware that the digital infrastructure that is built must be balanced with the digital literacy of the community so that the presence of the internet can be used for positive things.
The internet that is getting better must also be utilized by digital talents in the country, so that the potential of the digital economy can be felt even more.
In terms of digital literacy, said Johnny, the #IndonesiaMakinCakapDigital HR Development program has been attended by 5.1 million participants. The target is that by the end of this year the number of participants will reach 12.4 million.
Then for the digital talent capacity building program, the number of participants who have been involved has reached 56,000 participants, with a target of 75,000 participants by the end of 2021.
“This year the Digital Leadership Academy will also be held in collaboration with the National University of Singapore, Tsinghua University, and Harvard Kennedy School,” said Johnny.
For the Public Communication Program, he continued, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics actively manages conventional and digital media channels to disseminate information on the handling of Covid-19 and disseminate Government policies.
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