Telkomsel will be testing its 5G wireless connection at the 2018 Asian Games venues. (Photo courtesy of Telkom Indonesia)

Telkomsel Provides 5G for Asian Games

AUGUST 14, 2018

Jakarta. Telkomsel, one of Indonesia's largest telecommunications operators, deployed its 5G wireless connection at the 2018 Asian Games venues.

Telkomsel became the first operator to deliver 5G services in Indonesia, with the launch of the Telkomsel 5G Experience Center.

Telkomsel president director Ririek Adriansyah said the company will always be providing the newest telecommunications technology and that 5G will become a trend in the near future.

"For anyone who would like to experience the 5G services, they can come to the Telkomsel 5G Experience Center at the 2018 Asian Games venue in Gelora Bung Karno, Senayan, Jakarta. Visitors can experience firsthand the implementation of this revolutionary technology through live streaming, Football 2020, Future Driving, Cycling Everywhere and Autonomous Bus," Ririek said.

Ririek expressed hope that the devices available at the Telkomsel 5G Experience Center can educate visitors about the use and advancement of the 5G technology — higher speed, lower latency, geo-tagging and autonomous driving.

Edward Ying Siew Heng, director of planning and transformation at Telkomsel, said that users will be able to access the internet at higher speeds and at a latency of less than 1ms.

With higher speeds, Edward is optimistic that 5G will have a big impact not only on the telecommunications industry, but also in the fields of medicine, governance, IOT and lifestyle in general.

"Telkomsel hopes that 5G will further support the government's Industry 4.0 program. The trial we're having at the Asian Games will prove to the international community that Indonesia is ready to accept and utilize the latest telecommunications technologies," he said.

Telkomsel will be deploying indoor and outdoor 5G base transceiver stations with a 28ghz spectrum capable of generating speeds up to 16gbps, with a latency of 1ms or less.