Telkom executive vice president of the government service Mohammad Salsabil, left, Communications Minister Rudiantara and Gelora Bung Karno director of business and development Gatot Tetuko inspect infrastructure and ICT services at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta on Thursday (26/07). (Photo courtesy of Telkom)

World-Class ICT Service Ready to Support Asian Games

JULY 27, 2018

Jakarta. State-owned telecommunications company Telkom Indonesia has announced that its telecommunications facilities are ready at all of the Asian Games venues in Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra.

Preparations were monitored closely by Communications Minister Rudiantara.

"Telkom has prepared hundreds of free broadband WiFi access points at every corner of the Gelora Bung Karno stadium [in Jakarta]. We want members of the audience to share their Asian Games experience with the world through social media, photos and videos. We've ensured they will have a 4G connection at all venues," Dian Rachmawan, Telkom director of enterprise and business service, said in a press release on Thursday (26/07).

Telkom has deployed 124 4.5G base transceiver stations and 140 4G stations. It also issued 27,000 special edition Asian Games starter packages for the Games' athletes and officials.

Nearly 3,000 Telkom employees will be on duty 24 hours a day during the event.

"ICT [information and communication technology] infrastructure is key to ensure the success of the Asian Games, that's why Telkom and other state-owned companies in the communications industry are fully committed to make sure that the event has the best ICT service and infrastructure," Dian said.

"We hope that with modern and complete ICT structures, Indonesia will be seen in a much better light internationally, like other countries that have successfully hosted the Asian Games before," he added.

The Asian Games 2018 will be from Aug. 18 through Sept. 2 in Jakarta and Palembang.