- With the optimization of its broadband network connectivity and access to digital services, Telkomsel is showing its commitment to prioritizing its network technology capabilities and digital asset ecosystem for the progress of Indonesia and the world at the top event of the G20 Presidency series of activities, The 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit, November 15-16, 2022, in Bali.
- Since its first deployment of 5G networks and services in Indonesia in 2021, Telkomsel has expanded its network coverage by deploying additional infrastructure of 88 4G/LTE BTS, and 39 5G BTS that reach the G20 Presidency activity points to a total of 7,801 BTS units in Bali Province.
- To optimize communication needs to the digital activities of foreign delegations throughout the series of G20 activities in Indonesia, Telkomsel has also presented the Telkomsel Prepaid Tourist starter card powered by Telkomsel Hyper 5G service.
Bali, October 19, 2022 - Telkomsel, as the leading digital connectivity enabler, continues to ensure the readiness of broadband network connectivity and access to optimal digital services to open opportunities for the world to recover stronger with the international forum Presidency Group of 20 (G20) in Indonesia. By optimizing broadband network connectivity and access to digital services, Telkomsel has shown its commitment to prioritizing network technology capabilities and its digital asset ecosystem for the progress of Indonesia and the world at the culminating event of the G20 Presidency series of activities, The 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit, which will take place on 15-16 November 2022 in Bali.
Telkomsel Director of Network Nugroho explained, "The ongoing series of G20 Presidency activities throughout 2022 in Indonesia is a great opportunity to show how Indonesia can take a leading role and contribute to global economic recovery. By presenting broadband network connectivity and access to optimal digital services, Telkomsel hopes can support Indonesia's commitment to demonstrate the great potential of transforming the industrial ecosystem and its best digital capabilities to open up more opportunities for progress for Indonesia and the world to rise together and recover stronger, especially after facing the challenges of the post-pandemic COVID-19 which had a significant impact on every country."
Since its first deployment of 5G networks and services in Indonesia in 2021, Telkomsel has expanded its network coverage by deploying additional infrastructure of 88 4G/LTE BTS and 39 5G BTS that reached the G20 Presidency activity points to a total of 7,801 BTS units in Bali Province. In addition, Telkomsel has anticipated the potential for high communication traffic spikes in several areas, such as lodging areas, prominent event locations, airports, seaports, to tourist destinations, by ensuring the availability of adequate network capacity for all delegates during the peak event of G20 Presidency, The 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit, 15-16 November 2022 in Bali.
Nugroho further added that Telkomsel has also prepared coordination posts and made several preparations in the last few months to optimize network quality and broadband services during the event. The network strengthening is a form of Telkomsel's commitment to providing broadband network connectivity and access to the best digital services for customers. To ensure convenient access to digital connectivity with advanced technology, Telkomsel has also offered the 5G network at several main points, which will later become the main supporting areas for a number of The 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit activities, such as the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport area, the Nusa Dua, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana tourist area, including the Media Center at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC). Telkomsel is ready to serve the telecommunications access needs of more than 1,000 media crews from various countries.
To optimize communication needs to the digital activities of foreign delegates throughout the series of G20 activities in Indonesia, Telkomsel has also presented the Telkomsel Prepaid Tourist starter card, powered by Telkomsel Hyper 5G service. The Telkomsel Prepaid Tourist Card provides full access to the best digital experience for foreign tourists through a bonus of 25 GB of data/internet quota, 25 minutes of local call quota, and 25 minutes of international call quota (IDD). To support communication and coordination, Telkomsel has specifically added data/internet quota allocation on the Telkomsel Prepaid Tourist card to 125 GB for representatives of the G20 delegation. You can order a Telkomsel Prepaid Tourist starter pack by accessing telkomsel.com/en/perdana/tourist-prepaid-card before departing for Indonesia.
In coordination with the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information and the Indonesian Ministry of Trade, Telkomsel also provides services at several points to assist the registration process for International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) smart devices, which delegate representatives will use during the G20 series of activities. Customers and delegate representatives will be able to access service booths and sales of Telkomsel products, such as setting up 5G services, exchanging Telkomsel POIN, purchasing and registering Telkomsel Prepaid Tourist starter packs, purchasing Telkomsel Orbit, as well as topping up phone credit and purchasing special data/internet service packages. Telkomsel product sales and service booths will be available at several points of interest, such as airports, event locations, and G20 lodgings. Telkomsel also collaborates with 69 reseller outlet partners in the Nusa Dua area, Garuda Wisnu Kencana, and I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport to provide convenience in accessing leading products and services from Telkomsel.
Telkomsel has also ensured the readiness of international roaming services in Indonesia for representatives of the G20 delegation who will continue to use services from their home countries. Currently, Telkomsel has collaborated with 382 cellular telecommunication companies from 180 countries worldwide, of which 48 companies come from all the G20 delegation countries that will be present in Indonesia. The collaboration includes a 4G Roaming Partnership with at least one cellular telecommunications company from each country, as well as a 5G Roaming Partnership with 12 mobile telecommunications companies from the United States, Saudi Arabia, Canada, South Korea, France, the People's Republic of China, Russia, and Turkey.
In supporting the Indonesian Presidency throughout the G20 series of activities since the beginning of the year, Telkomsel has optimized the network capacity and quality of more than 35,000 broadband BTS, including adding up to 190 5G BTS and 11 Compact Mobile BTS (COMBAT) in several areas. These optimizations are presented to support G20 activities such as the Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Labuan Bajo, and Bali; Business 20 (B20) in Jakarta and Bali; Youth 20 (Y20) in Palembang, Lombok, Balikpapan, Manokwari, and Bandung; Energy Transitions Working Group (ETWG) and Trade, Investment, and Industry Working Group (TIIWG) in Surakarta and Labuan Bajo; Women 20 (W20) in Likupang, Malang, Manokwari, and the Lake Toba area; to The 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit in Bali.
As part of the Industry Task Force (ITF), Telkomsel has also presented several showcases in several G20 Working Groups to show its commitment to opening wider collaboration opportunities for the nation and making Indonesia a global investment destination. In the Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) in Labuan Bajo, NTT, on 21-22 July 2022, Telkomsel encourages digitization and empowerment of MSMEs in the country by utilizing 99% of Usahaku and MyAds. Then, Telkomsel presented the Industry 4.0 showcase to show the capabilities and potential of Indonesia's future industrial ecosystem with Telkomsel Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology such as Smart Manufacturing, Immersive Services with Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR), 5G Robot Experience, and Green Energy Sustainability, at the 3rd Trade, Investment, and Industry Working Group (TIIWG) on 19-20 September 2022 in Bali. Finally, Telkomsel demonstrated the potential for industrial transformation, investment, and strategic collaboration through the 5G Cloud Gaming, 5G AR Industry, 5G VR Experience, 5G Artificial Intelligence (AI) Robot, to 5G Smart Mining showcase at the 20th Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) 4 on 29-30 August 2022, Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting (DEMM) on 1-2 September 2022, and SOE International Conference & Expo on 17-18 October 2022 in Bali.
"With broadband network connectivity and access to optimal digital services to the top event of The 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit, Telkomsel is ready to support Indonesia's success as the host of the G20 Presidency this year. It is our great hope that this international forum can open opportunities for economic growth and strategic collaboration for change towards the future that we all aspire to, especially in the three priority issues of the G20 Indonesia Presidency, namely health service architecture, energy transition, and economic inclusion through digitalization," concluded Nugroho.
Complete information about Telkomsel's 5G network and a variety of Telkomsel's superior digital services to support smooth and comfortable access to digital connectivity during the Indonesian G20 Presidency moment can be accessed via telkomsel.com/explore/G20.