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5G still long way to go, no frequency yet available for superfast network

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JAKARTA   /   Mon, September 2, 2019   /  01:09 pm
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5G is deemed to be a key factor in the fourth industrial revolution, as it provides faster and broader connectivity.(Shutterstock/Marko Aliaksandr)

Telecommunications operators are waiting for the government’s decision on the radio spectrum to be used for 5G technology, the fifth generation of the cellular network deemed to be a key factor in the fourth industrial revolution, as it provides faster and broader connectivity. The implementation of 5G would support Indonesia’s push to digitalization especially in preparing itself to enter the Industry 4.0 era, executives of telecommunications-related companies have said. Networking and telecommunications company Ericsson Indonesia president director Jerry Soper said Indonesia needed to fix the spectrum for 5G so that the latest generation of mobile telecommunications could be implemented in Indonesia. “We hope the government can provide the frequency for 5G sooner since it will bring advantages for business-to-consumers and business-to-business,” Soper s...