State-owned telecommunications company Telkom Indonesia is optimistic about its performance in the second half of the year. (Photo courtesy of Telkom)

Telkom Supports The Modernization of ICT Network in Palangka Raya

AUGUST 21, 2017

PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (Telkom) is committed to continuously improve the quality of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) service for the community, among others through Telkom Modern City program which recently inaugurated in Palangkaraya City. The inauguration of Palangkaraya as Telkom Modern City was conducted by Central Kalimantan Governor Sugianto Sabran with Telkom Network & IT Solutions Director Zulhelfi Abidin at T-Cloud Palangka Raya, Friday (18/8).

The launch of Telkom Modern City Palangka Raya has received support from the Central Kalimantan Provincial Government as Telkom Modern City is in line with the provincial government's program to increase connectivity among districts in Central Kalimantan through a communications network.

Central Kalimantan Governor Sugianto Sabran expressed his hope for the progress of Central Kalimantan Provincial Information and Communication Technology (ICT) after Telkom succeeded in modernizing the network in Palangkaraya City "The realization of Palangkaraya as the first provincial capital to become Telkom Modern City proves that Kalteng is ready to become The modern region. In the telecommunications infrastructure, now Palangka Raya can compete with other cities including the city in Java.It is expected, with 100% broadband coverage in Central Kalimantan, will facilitate the realization of ICT roadmap and make Central Kalimantan as a database center in Kalimantan, "Said the Governor of Central Kalimantan.

Meanwhile, Telkom Network & IT Solutions Director Zulhelfi Abidin expressed his appreciation to the local government that has supported the completion of 100% fiber optic network installation. "Telkom expressed gratitude for the support and cooperation of the Provincial Government of Central Kalimantan and Kota Palangkaraya during the modernization process until now the 100% fiber optic network has been completed and now TelkomGroup and Palangka Raya customers can enjoy the best digital experience," said Zulhelfi Abidin. With Telkom's total customer base in Palangkaraya as many as 12,156 customers, the establishment of Palangka Raya as Modern City takes about one year.

Zulhelfi Abidin continued, Modern City is a modernization program of copper network to fiber optic network that can support the improvement of ICT service quality. "This program aims to enable customers to enjoy better service because the quality of fiber optic-based services is able to deliver a much better performance even to the stages of the Internet of Things (IOT) such as home security, office security, transportation system, to government systems that support The application of smart city, "continued Zulhelfi Abidin.

In addition, in order to provide convenience to the people of Palangka Raya in accessing information, Telkom has also built a Wifi Corner facility. There are 14 locations of Wifi Corner access point in Palangka Raya city, among others are in Telkom office yard (Wifi Corner Imam Bonjol, A. Yani, Cempaka) and public area, such as Wifi Corner Kahayan Dock, and STAIN.

Fiber optic-based telecommunication system in Palangka Raya will enable digital lifestyle can be directly enjoyed by the community starting from the household sector. In addition, the perpetrators of SMEs or other industries in Palangka Raya can also enjoy this digital service to boost productivity and product marketing.

Furthermore, the existence of fiber optic infrastructure is expected to be utilized by many parties to promote the economy of the people of Palangka Raya City. Thus, with the increasing economy of local communities, national digital economic development is expected to accelerate in accordance with the ideals of the government in realizing Indonesia as a digital economic power in Southeast Asia.

Caption Photo: Central Kalimantan Governor Sugianto Sabran (second from right) and Telkom Network & IT Solutions Director Zulhelfi Abidin (second from left) after inaugurating Palangka Raya as Telkom Modern City, Friday (18/8). The program aimed to support the utilization of ICT services makes Palangka Raya the first provincial capital of Indonesia to have 100% fiber optic infrastructure.