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5G network expected to be ‘game-changer’ for Indonesia

  • Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, November 20, 2020   /  08:20 am
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Communications and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate delivers his speech during JakPost Up Close webinar titled "5G and the future of tech in Indonesia" in Jakarta on Thursday.(JP/epost-robot)

Fifth-generation (5G) cellular network technology is expected to bring about significant changes in the country and bolster economic growth, particularly with digital development in various industries, a top government official and experts have forecast. “The 5G network will be a game-changer with far-reaching impacts on connectivity as the backbone of digital transformation and a key enabler of economic growth,” Communications and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate said in a Jakpost Up Close webinar titled “5G and the future of tech in Indonesia” on Thursday. The country is currently seeking to accelerate its 5G spectrum allocations initiative, the minister stated. Having run at least 10 trials on the use of 5G between 2017 and 2019, the government is now seeking to properly allocate spectra that can meet the demand for the 2,047 megahertz (MHz) frequency...