The telecommunications industry is considered to have played a major role in the digital transformation and revolution that is taking place around us.
Muhamad Paisol, President Director of Lintas Teknologi Indonesia, the telecommunications ecosystem has provided the basic building blocks of access, interconnectivity, and applications that enable the digital revolution.
Paisol said much of the potential value that comes from digitizing across global industries over the next decade will depend on the telecommunications industry delivering critical infrastructure, applications and productivity improvements in many areas.
“Today many people see 5G as the catalyst for the digital revolution, where 5G promises much faster speeds, with much greater capacity and very little latency ,” said Paisol.
Therefore, in the webinar , Tuesday (11/23/2021), Paisol said the digital economy could be a major factor in economic development in Indonesia.
An Important Role in the Digital Revolution
To optimize the potential of the digital economy, there are several things that must be improved, such as telecommunications infrastructure and protection of digital consumers themselves.
Therefore, support and investment are needed not only in strengthening the digital ecosystem, but also in supporting infrastructure.
According to Paisol, the increasingly widespread availability of technologies such as mobile, AI, cloud, analytics, and big data , is dramatically changing the way people live, work and interact, in the so-called Industrial Revolution 4.0.
“The telecommunications industry is playing an important role in enabling the digital revolution to take place all around us,” said Paisol.
Paisol added that there are at least five sectors that are affected by the digital revolution, including: media and entertainment, electricity , logistics, automotive, and the largest is e-commerce.
He assessed, with the 5G network, there will be many business opportunities in the enterprise or B2B world , so that investing in 5G is a massive economic revival.
Strategy for Bridging the Gap
Minister of Communication and Information (Menkominfo) Johnny G. Plate emphasized that the implementation of 5G is also a strategy to bridge the gap in information and communication technology infrastructure and the development of digital transformation.
“So that it can improve the ability and literacy of the community to use technology more adaptively,” said Johnny.
The Minister of Communication and Information added that infrastructure development is one of the main pillars to improve digital connectivity.
“Digital transformation requires collaborative and synergistic roles, both nationally and internationally,” said Johnny on the same occasion.
Johnny also said that his ministry will continue to encourage various cooperative efforts across policymakers and all related elements that are productive for the development of the digital sector in Indonesia.