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Telkomsel to run 5G driverless bus at Asian Games

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, August 10, 2018 | 04:36 pm
Telkomsel to run 5G driverless bus at Asian Games

Lighting resembling the Red and White national flag illuminates the newly renovated Gelora Bung Karno stadium on Jan. 12 in Senayan, South Jakarta. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

A driverless bus is to be an innovative feature of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) sport complex to promote its new 5G technology, mobile network operator Telkomsel has said.

Equipped with various sensors with seamless real-time connection, Telkomsel's autonomous bus is to run on a looping route through the GBK. 

"This autonomous bus will be available at GBK, allowing [people] to feel what it's like to ride a bus without a driver," Ivan C. Permana, the vice president of Telkomsel's next generation network task force, said on Wednesday in Bandar Lampung as quoted by kompas.com.

Ivan said the bus was a collaboration between Telkomsel and ST Engineering.

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The company was also prepared to present 5G technology solutions such as VR Football, through which viewers can watch a live soccer match in a virtual reality environment.

Ivan claimed that Telkomsel, which had received a Communications and Information Ministry permit to install its 5G network on the 28 GHz band, was the first cellular operator to provide 5G in Indonesia, although the service was not yet commercially available. (kes)

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Editor's note:

Paragraph four in this article has been corrected.

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