Minister of Communication and Information Promises 5,000 BTS will be on until the end of RI this year Tech – 9 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Five thousand BTS which are PR for the Telecommunications and Information Accessibility Agency (Bakti) will be turned on at the end of this year. This was confirmed by the Minister of Communication and Information, Budi Arie Setiadi.

“We want to ensure that the BTS that have been planned to be built can be completed this year. Around 5,000 more BTS can no longer be built to serve the community, especially in 3T (Outermost, Frontier and Disadvantaged) areas,” said Budi when met in Jakarta, Thursday. (19/10/2023).

He said 5,000 BTS had already been built. Now we are just waiting to be able to serve the community.

Last week, Budi also announced the formation of the Communication and Information Service Task Force. Where one of the tasks is to complete the construction of the BTS.

On Monday (16/9/2023), he held a kick-off meeting with members of the Task Force. At the meeting, Budi explained that he discussed aspects such as technical, commercial and acceleration of serving the community.

“It consolidates everything, both from the technical and commercial aspects and how to quickly and accelerately serve the community. Because the 3T community is still unable to accept internet services,” explained Budi.

The construction of the BTS was problematic due to the emergence of suspected corruption cases. The case involved former Minister of Communication and Information Johnny Plate and former Main Director of Bakti Anang Latif.

In an event CNBC Indonesia Profits Not yet on this page, the Chairman of the Bakti Task Force, Sarwoto Atmosutarno, said that his party was confident that the project could be completed based on the trial.

“We met with the consortium to discuss whether the contract could be modified and implemented according to existing regulations[…]Continue to be assisted by colleagues who are members of the task force, the Ministry of Finance, and the Attorney General’s Office to find the right solution to speed things up. “Especially the BTS 4G,” he explained.

Regarding budgeting, Sarwoto admitted that there were some controls. However, with strategic planning it can be handled well.

“There is an opportunity there. If strategic and operational planning is accepted, the government will still support budgeting,” he said.

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