TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesian cellular service provider PT Telkomsel’s Network Director Iskriono Windiarjanto said that the company is preparing to develop a 5G network in Indonesia.
Following the company’s introduction to 5G network during the 2018 Asian Games, Iskriono said that the 5G ecosystem and the preparation of the infrastructure to develop such technology is being studied in-depth by the government.
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“There are many things that need to be prepared in terms of internet of things (IoT) with the 5G in Indonesia,” said Iskriono in a written statement on June 15.
He recalled that significant spectrum allocation needed to support it which basically means that the Indonesian government needs to provide 80-100 MHz continuous spectrum for each operator in the main band such as at 3.5 GHz and around the 1 GHz for operators in the band millimeter wave such as spectrums over 24 GHz.