Saturday, 19 January 2019

Nyepi; Indosat to Temporarily Stop Internet Connection in Bali

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Cellular operator Indosat publically stated that they will back the idea of temporarily terminating its internet service during the Hindu day of silence or Nyepi in Bali.

    Indosat Group Head Corporate Communications Deva Rachman said that the company has coordinated its plans with the Communication and Informatics Ministry (Kominfo). “We are currently waiting for written instructions, by then, Indosat is prepared to follow the government’s instruction on this matter,” said Deva today, March 13.

    Read: Bali Tourist Destinations Look Empty on Nyepi Day

    The Head of Bali’s Information and Communication Agency Nyoman Sujaya said that the ministry has given the agency a green light to go with the temporary termination that was suggested by representatives of the Bali residents.

    The internet data connection temporary termination will be effective during the Nyepi day on Saturday, March 17, from 06:00 central Indonesian times to the same time the following day, Sunday, March 18.

    Nyoman Sujaya assured that the internet connection termination will only affect Indosat users and other cellular operators that choose to comply. This means that Bali’s internet connection in general during Nyepi will not be affected by this rule.