Jakarta – The government Indonesia should consider applying a partnership scheme for the use of frequency spectrum 5G for telecommunications operators that Singapore implements.
According to the Director of the Policy Reform House, Riant Nugroho. The allocation of the 5G frequency spectrum must be in the form of a wideband. Close to 100 MHz for one operator. Meanwhile, telecommunication operators who are allocat the technology frequency spectrum as fast as a bullet are those. Who really have the ability to deploy 5G infrastructure.
He said, the consequence is that of course only one or a few operators will receive the frequency spectrum allocation for technology as fast as this bullet. Meanwhile, other telecommunication operators that do not receive an allocation can cooperate wholesale with the operators receiving the spectrum.
“Of course, this cooperation can be carry out in all service areas and all bands in the IPFR (Radio Frequency Band License). Such a scheme has been adopt in Singapore. We feel like we need to consider this policy. Because the application of 5G as new technology must be efficient,” he said, Saturday (26/12/2020).
Riant assessed that the policy to share the frequency spectrum as stated in the Job Creation Law must be optimized to support digital transformation in the country.
The Job Creation Law Opens Indonesia 5G Spectrum
“Due to the limited frequency spectrum for 5G, the Job Creation Law opens up limited spectrum sharing for the application of new technology. All existing frequency resources must be optimiz to support digital transformation,” he explained.
The former member of the Telecommunication Regulatory Committee-Indonesian Telecommunication Regulatory Agency (KRT-BRTI) emphasized that the spirit of the JobLaw Creation Must be lower in a straight and synchronous manner to the Draft Post. Telecommunication and Broadcasting Government Regulation (RPP Postelsiar) which is currently being discuss.
Riant highlighted the existence of an arrangement in the Postelsiar RPP. Which limits the spectrum sharing coverage for the application of new technology. He considered Article 49 paragraph 1 should also allow spectrum sharing for the application of new technology. To be carry out in all service areas and all bands listed in the IPFR.
“This radio frequency spectrum cooperation is for the application of 5G. If it is not allowed in all regions and throughout the IPFR band. Then the economies of scale will not be achieved. Only people in some areas can enjoy 5G services. And remember, 5G requires an investment that is very high. great, “he explained.
Director and Chief Technology Officer of XL Axiata, I Gede Darmayusa, also acknowledged that the availability of frequency spectrum. And regulations is still a challenge in deploying a technology network as fast as a bullet.
According to him, the latest generation of technology has different characteristics from 4G. 5G technology requires a large investment and is ‘thirsty’ for bandwidth, so it must be consider to do spectrum sharing for new technologies.
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