TelkomGroup Works Hard to Expand Connectivity in Remote Regions

Thursday, 12 OCtober 2017 , 12:00:00 WIB -

President Joko Widodo (second right) is seen listening to the explanation from Telkom President Director Alex J. Sinaga (right) about the efforts of TelkomGroup in encouraging Indonesian digital economy development with SOE Minister Rini M. Soemarno (third right), Coordinating Economy Minister Darmin Nasution (left), Communications and Informatics Minister Rudiantara (second left), and TelkomGroup´s Digital & Strategic Portfolio Director David Bangun (third left) at TelkomGroup booth in the Indonesia Business & Development Expo 2017 in Hall A Jakarta Convention Center, Thursday (20/9). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – As an effort to expand the backbone broadband network that connects capital cities in remote regions, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (Telkom) through its subsidiary PT Infrastruktur Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom Infra) succeeded integrating and loading the traffic link of segment Larantuka-Kalabahi-Atambua last week.

The integration and loading of the traffic link shows that Telkom have completed the installation of optic cables (terrestrial and submarine cable) known as Aceh, Sibolga, Batam, Larantuka Submarine Communications Cable System (SKKL ASBL) with the total length of 770km that connects five segments of SKKL link, which are Sabang and Aceh (44 km), Simeleu and Bakongan (142 km), Sibolga and Nias (156 km), Larantuka and Atambua (354 km), and Batam and Tanjung Balai Karimun (73 km).

Telkom’s Director of Network & IT Solution, Zulhelfi Abidin, said that the development of SKKL ASBL is also an effort to improve the quality of TelkomGroup services, particularly in East Indonesia. "Besides connecting cities, which are Sabang, Simelue, Kalabahi, Mt. Sitoli, and Tanjung Balai Karimun, SKKL ASBL is also installed to fulfill customers’ demand for traffic capacity and to improve the services of TelkomGroup in Nusa Tenggara Timur," Zulhelfi stated.

Zulhelfi added that TelkomGroup hopes the completed development of SKKL ASBL would accelerate the equalization of telecommunication access in all regions in Indonesia, including capital cities of remote regions.

"Now, TelkomGroup is developing the broadband that reaches 457 capital cities in Indonesia and will continue to connect all capital city of regencies across Indonesia. This is Telkom’s commitment to develop Indonesian digital society and support the government’s effort in turning Indonesia into the biggest digital economic power in Asia," Zulhelfi said. (mag)