Kominfo: Realization of 5G Network in Indonesia to Begin in 2021 (CNN Indonesia)

The Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) stated that the realization of 5G will only begin in 2021. Director General of Information and Public Communication of Kominfo, Widodo Muktiyo said that the realization of 5G must be done in gradually. “The transformation from 4G to 5G requires resources or a very high leap,” said Widodo in a virtual event, Thursday (17/12).

Widodo said that the frequency band of the telecommunication network currently operates at 450 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, up to 2.1 / 2.3 / 5 GHz. He hopes that some of these frequency bands can be used for 5G. “Starting in 2021, several layers or frequency bands will be destined for 5G,” he said.

Furthermore, Widodo explained that the government will utilize Dynamic Pectrum Sharing (DSS) and Carrier Aggregation (CA). Both of them is considered to be able to make the current 4G spectrum be used for spectrum traffic dynamically.

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CNN Indonesia

17 December 2020

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