Thejakartatimes – The Association of National Telecommunications Companies (Apnatel) encourages the government to make regulations more pro-national companies. It aims to enable the telecommunication industry to compete and contribute to the Indonesian economy.
Chairman of Apnatel Triana Mulyatsa said that the current capital expenditure (telecommunication expenditure) in the telecommunication sector is estimated to have more than 20 trillion rupiah, but the amount is very small absorbed for the industry in the country.
“Currently, telecommunication expenditure for domestic infrastructure is still very small. Since most of the imported telecommunications equipment, besides technology, resources in the form of labor, consultants are controlled by foreigners “, said Triana Mulyatsa in Jakarta, Wednesday (6/12).
Apnatel exemplifies the current technological changes fairly quickly, from the use of copper wire to switch to fiber fiber, this fast technology would require a change. For that it hopes that there is a priority in this industry.
The government’s favor towards the country’s telecommunication industry players should also be a concern, the article with various policies that exist today has not favored the telecommunications industry.
To make this happen, Apnatel held a one day seminar and exhibition on December 6, 2017 with the theme “Improving Broadband Infrastructure to Encourage Indonesian Economy”. The main purpose of this activity is to build synergy between the telecommunications industry players, regulators, manufacturers, operators, and e-commerce actors.
“This is in accordance with the direction of President Joko Widodo who wants to make Indonesia as the country with the largest e-commerce in Southeast Asia next 2020″, concluded Triana Mulyatsa. (Thejakartatimes/Elv)