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Strengthening Digital Transformation, Minister of Communication and Information Targets BBPPT with Global Standards

The MINISTRY of Communication and Information Technology continues to strengthen the acceleration of digital transformation in Indonesia. Through the construction of the Central Telecommunication Testing Center (BBPPT) of the Directorate General of Resources and Equipment of Post and Information Technology (SDPPI), the Minister of Communication and Information, Johnny G. Plate expressed his commitment to increasing synergy with stakeholders and implementing global standards, especially with regard to testing and calibration of equipment. digital.

“Today, we have witnessed the laying of the first stone for the construction of the Central Communications and Information Technology Equipment Testing Laboratory. We want to upgrade this large hall, we want to increase its role and ability to become an ICT Testing Laboratory with global standards,” said the Minister of Communication and Information at the Groundbreaking Press Conference for the Development of the ICT Equipment Testing Center in Tapos, Depok, West Java, Wednesday (16/4).

According to the Minister of Communication and Information, the first step that needs to be taken is to have global standards by ensuring that all testing and calibration information systems are integrated, automated and digital. In fact, Johnny is targeting BBPPT to become an ICT Device Testing Center that has the same capabilities and capabilities as world class testing.

“I support the realization of BBPPT to become an ICT Device Testing Center based on capabilities and capabilities that are equivalent to world class testing,” he said.

As for the second step, BBPPT establishes technical cooperation with various laboratories abroad at the global level. In addition, Johnny emphasized that the industry should continue to play an active role in developing, as well as overseeing the trials of devices produced by academics or the world of universities.

“The construction of this (building) is a milestone that brings positive energy to be able to synergize more with all stakeholders or stakeholders, including industry players in the telecommunications sector,” he said.

The third step, according to the Minister of Communication and Information, BBPPT also ensures that domestically produced products have international certification standards and qualifications.

“So it can be used in any country without having to re-certify. And the products produced in Indonesia are safe for use by the public and protected from health problems in the form of the impact of electromagnetic current radiation,” he hoped.

According to the Minister of Communication and Information, the BBPPT of the Ministry of Communications and Informatics takes a role in an important milestone in accelerating digital transformation, namely ensuring that the devices used by the public, be it handhelds, laptops, notebooks, are safe from the health aspect for users.

“In addition, BBPPT also has the task of ensuring that telecommunications equipment and telecommunication radios used by industry, including the national aviation industry, meet global standards and that there is no interference,” he explained.

The development of the ICT Equipment Testing Center in Tapos, Depok, West Java will occupy a land area of ​​22,723 square meters. More than half of the building will be a test laboratory facility of international standard. The laboratory building will be built on four floors with a futuristic and environmentally friendly design

The Director General of SDPPI at the Ministry of Communications and Informatics, Ismail, stated that the BBPPT in Tapos will be equipped with five laboratories.

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“The first is EMC (electromagnetic compatibility). So we will build a laboratory to test all the devices used so that they are compatible, do not interfere with each other, do not cause negative effects between one device and another,” he explained.

Second, BBPPT will be the largest laboratory that will step forward to conduct tests on public health and safety.

“So all the devices that will be used will later be thoroughly tested and their quality guaranteed for use by the wider community,” said Director General Ismail.

Furthermore, third, a radio laboratory to measure the working frequency and power of telecommunications equipment so that all radio equipment circulating in Indonesia does not cause potential interference.

Fourth, non-radio laboratories for optical devices used in the physical construction of telecommunications infrastructure by telecommunications operators.

“Fifth, as a digital TV laboratory. So we will test all TV sets and so on that will broadcast broadcasts throughout Indonesia,” said Ismail.

Ismail stated that many areas of work will be carried out according to the direction of the Minister of Communication and Information, Johnny G. Plate. Therefore, the BBPPT of the Directorate General of SDPPI requires young Indonesian talents who have the expertise to develop laboratories for the benefit of the telecommunications industry in Indonesia.

Ismail emphasized that his party is committed to completing the responsibility to build this laboratory as well as possible with all the hard work and smart work of Kominfo personnel, especially the Directorate General of SDPPI.

“Of course we hope that in the end, all devices that will be circulated in Indonesia have a TKDN level in accordance with applicable regulations. Currently, for example, for 5G devices, the Minister has set a minimum of 35%, so we will oversee these devices by conducting tests in this laboratory,” he said.

The Minister of Communication and Information Johnny G. Plate carried out the groundbreaking or symbolic laying of the first stone by pressing the screen. Minister Johnny accompanied by Director General of SDPPI Ismail; Inspector General, Dodi Setiadi; President Director of PT PP Tbk Novel Arsyad; and Depok Mayor Imam Budi Hartono.

Present at the event were the Special Staff of the Minister of Communication and Information for Digitalization and HR, Dedy Permadi; The head of the BBPPT, Tony Tovik Hidayat and high-ranking officials from the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, as well as the Depok City Forkopimda ranks. (RO/OL-7)