President Jokowi: Digital Revolution Will Revolutionize Indonesia’s Economy

By Alfurkon Setiawan
Date 11 Desember 2015
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President Jokowi accompanied by several ministers signed the charter of the launching of country’s 4G service, in National Monument, Jakarta, on Friday (11/12)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo launched 4G network service at the 1800 MHz frequency band on a national scale at the National Museum, Jakarta, on Wednesday (11/12) afternoon.

The 1800 MHz frequency network service is operated by 5 network operators, namely Telkomsel, Indosat Ooredoo, XL, Hutchison 3 and Smartfren.

“Bismillahirrahmanirrahim, I hereby offically launch 4G LTE nationalwide,” President Jokowi said when offically lauched the 4G service.

President Jokowi also wrote a message in the charter, that says, “Digital Revolution as an Economic Revolution”.

The acceleration of mobile broadband service which is conducted by the Ministry of Communications and Informatics is a momentum for national digital revolution.

With the availability of 4G network that provides a better data access to their customers, it is expected to give maximum benefits to the people in a world that requires more and more data access.

In the meantime, Minister of Communications and Informatics Rudiantara in his report said that the important things in a digital ecosystem in Indonesia are; accelerating an even broadband development in Indonesia, managing small businesses to become active participants in the digital economy or e-commerce, and supporting local app developers and startups communities so that they can master the market.

The Minister added that after the launching, the technology, information, and communication infrastructures in Indonesia in 2019, which previously ranked fourth in Asean after Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, are expected to compete with Singapore.

“The target is to rank second in Asean after Singapore in 2019,” Rudiantara said.

Attending the event were Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Minister of Industry Salah Husein and Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. (RAH/OJI/ES) (RAS/EP/YM/Naster)

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