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The Success of the Mandalika GP, This is the Effort of the Ministry of Communication and Information in Strengthening Telecommunication Networks

MINISTER of Communication and Informatics Johnny G. Plate stated that the Ministry of Communications and Informatics is trying to make the Mandalika MotoGP race a success through the support of adequate technology, information and communication (ICT) infrastructure.

Minister of Communication and Information Johnny G. Plate, when visiting the Communications and Information Technology Media Center in Mandalika, Sunday (20/3) said that his party had added support in the form of a backbone network, 5G experience to frequency spectrum.

Johnny said, for the backbone network, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics together with partners provide four layers at once.

“Currently, from the telecommunications network, backbone network operators and cellular telecommunications operators have prepared four layers of backbone networks, including the main backbone network and three hot backup standby networks. Hopefully with this data transmission will run smoothly,” said Minister Johnny.

For communication needs, the Ministry of Communication and Information has prepared additional frequency spectrum for cellular operators. According to the Minister of Communication and Information, additional radio monitoring equipment from the Kominfo Monitoring Center is currently being used to oversee the Mandalika MotoGP.

“Involving the Kominfo Monitoring Center in West Nusa Tenggara, Denpasar, Banyuwangi, Surabaya and Makassar to maintain the frequency spectrum so that the MotoGP race runs smoothly, telecommunication services for land, sea and air transportation run smoothly, especially transportation related to VVIP flights. , and the availability of adequate spectrum for telecommunication services and data transmission,” explained Minister of Communication and Information Johnny G. Plate.

As for the 5G Experience, the Minister of Communication and Information stated that 2.3 Giga had been added and lent from the operator. Then, 3.5 Giga and 26 Giga Hertz spectrum to support telecommunications in MotoGP Mandalika 2022.

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“The results of the speed test this morning were submitted to me for 4G, the upload speed is 100 megabytes per second, the download is 25 megabytes per second. For 5G, the upload speed is 788 megabytes per second, the download is 127 megabytes per second. So it’s pretty fast,” he said.

With the support of adequate telecommunication infrastructure, Johnny is not surprised that there are well-known drivers who testify that 5G services in Mandalika are actually slightly faster than 5G services in their country.

“Because it is a strong work and for that, thank you for the collaborative work, both across ministries and agencies, the central government and the West Nusa Tenggara regional government, as well as industry players, fiber optic backbone network operators and cellular operators, of which there are three operators in Mandalika, namely Telkomsel, XL Axiata and Indosat Ooredoo,” said the Minister of Communication and Information.

Johnny emphasized that the construction of physical infrastructure must continue and should not stop. So that the expected international standards can be achieved. Therefore, the Minister of Communication and Information also welcomes the collaboration of telecommunication providers in the success of the 2022 Mandalika MotoGP.

“I have seen very well how good collaboration is between them (Telkomsel, Xl Axiata and Indosat Ooredoo) to provide strong support for the implementation of this MotoGP,” he added.

During a visit to the Communications and Informatics Media Center in Mandalika, Minister Johnny was accompanied by Director General of Postal and Information Technology Resources Ismail, Director General of Information and Public Communication Usman Kansong, President Director of the Telecommunication and Information Accessibility Agency Anang Latif and Special Staff of the Minister of Communication and Information for Political Communications Philip Gobang. (RO/OL-7)