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Telecommunication association files complaint to Ombudsman over cutting of cables on Jl. Cikini Raya

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, September 17, 2019   /  04:19 pm
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A pedestrian walks past a sidewalk revitalization project on Jl. CIkini Raya in Central Jakarta on July 26. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

The Telecommunication Network Providers Association (APJATEL) has filed an official complaint to the Indonesian Ombudsman over the cutting of fiber optic cables belonging to various companies by the Jakarta Bina Marga Road Agency for the sidewalk renovation project along Jl. Cikini Raya in Central Jakarta. APJATEL chairman M. Arif Angga said the complaint was lodged after the Jakarta administration and Jakarta Bina Marga Road Agency did not respond to the association's complaints. Previously, Ombudsman Jakarta head Teguh Nugroho requested the city administration stop the cutting of cables and cooperate with the owners of the cables. Angga said the cables were cut without cooperation with the cable network owners and it went against the smart city program the city administration promoted. “By not managing telecommunication infrastructure well, including these fiber o...