Jokowi Hopes for Papua Cable System to Drive Indonesian Economy

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko Widodo expects that the broadband network on optical fiber of the Sulawesi-Maluku-Papua Cable System (SMPCS) becomes one of many solutions to help drive economy in East Indonesia. "SMPCS from Telkom can help develop e-Government (e-Gov), e-Commerce, and general economy from West and East Indonesia, using clear control management," said President Joko Widodo in Manokwari, West Papua, on May 10.

    Jokowi said that the infrastructure can also provide internet for all layers of society. I expect Telkom’s corner and IndiHome available in all corners of Indonesia," he said.

    SMPCS is an optical fiber network that reaches out 8 provinces and 34 regencies in East Indonesia, covering Sulawesi, Maluku, and Papua. Telkom so far has lavished Rp 3.6 trillion for the two-package infrastructure.

    Telkom CEO Alex J Sinaga said that Telkom presents the infrastructure as an effort to help distribute information and communication in Indonesia. SMPCS is set to broaden connectivity and improve service network in outreach regions.