Indonesia Prepares to Improve Internet Speed with 100 Mbps Minimum Limit

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LIPUTAN6 EN – On January 25, 2024, the Minister of Communication and Information (Menkominfo) Budi Arie Setiadi announced the government’s plan to set a minimum speed of 100 Mbps for fixed broadband internet Speed in Indonesia. The policy is targeted to take effect in 2025.

The plan came about because Indonesia still has relatively low internet speeds compared to other countries in the ASEAN region. According to data from the Speedtest Global Index as of March 2024, the average internet speed in Indonesia is only 28.28 Mbps. This puts Indonesia in 106th place out of 176 countries.

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Menkominfo Budi Arie said that fast internet speeds are a basic need in the digital age today. Internet is needed for various purposes, from working, learning, to entertainment. Therefore, the government wants to ensure that Indonesians have access to fast and quality internet.

The policy will apply to all fixed broadband service providers in Indonesia, whether using cable or fiber optic networks. Service providers that violate this rule will be subject to fines.

Positive Impacts of the 100 Mbps Minimum Limit Policy

The policy received positive feedback from various parties. The Indonesian Internet Service Provider Association (APJII) said that the policy would encourage the improvement of internet service quality in Indonesia. Meanwhile, telecommunications observer Mochamad Soerjo Adiwinoto said that the policy would be beneficial for the community, especially in supporting digital economic activities.

Here are some of the benefits of the 100 Mbps minimum internet speed policy:

  • Improve internet service quality in Indonesia

The policy will force fixed broadband service providers to improve the quality of their networks. This will lead to increased internet speeds, connection stability, and overall service quality.

  • Make it easier for people to access various digital content and services

With fast internet speeds, people will find it easier to access various digital content and services. This will support various activities, from working, learning, to entertainment.

  • Support digital economic activities

Fast internet speeds are one of the key factors in supporting digital economic activities. This is because digital economic activities require a fast and stable internet network to run smoothly.

  • Improve Indonesia’s competitiveness in the digital age

Fast internet speeds will make Indonesia more competitive in the digital age. This is because internet speeds are one of the factors that determine the competitiveness of a country in the digital age.

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Challenges in Implementing the Policy

Despite its many benefits, the policy also faces some challenges. One of the biggest challenges is the investment costs needed to improve network quality. Fixed broadband service providers need to make significant investments to increase their internet speeds.

Another challenge that needs to be considered is the lack of public awareness of the importance of fast internet speeds. There are still many people who are not aware that fast internet speeds can provide great benefits for them.

The policy of setting a minimum internet speed of 100 Mbps is a positive step that can improve the quality of internet services in Indonesia. The policy is expected to provide benefits for the community at large, both in terms of economy and society.

However, efforts are needed to address the challenges faced in implementing the policy. The government needs to work with fixed broadband service providers to provide attractive incentives for them to improve network quality. In addition, the government also needs to conduct socialization to the public about the importance of fast internet speeds.

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