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Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Director General of PPI Kominfo Wayan Toni Supriyanto revealed that Google, Facebook and representatives of the United States government had sent letters to Kominfo.

The letter was sent in order to ensure that global digital service providers are not obliged to regulate and collaborate with cellular operators.


“Finally, from the results, the last sentence is just to regulate the pattern of cooperation,” said Wayan during a press conference at the Communications and Information Office, Wednesday (12/11/2023).

The draft regulation that Wayan refers to contains obligations for cooperation between global Over-The-Top (OTT) and cellular operators.

According to Wayan, at that time the word mandatory was included when drafting the Job Creation Law regarding broadcast organizers, as well as its derivative Ministerial Regulation No. 5 of 2021 concerning communications organizers in Indonesia with OTT or what are called business actors.

However, because the time given was 3 months until the decision was made, Wayan revealed that there was tremendous pressure from this global business actor. He said that this OTT service provider did not want any cooperation.

Even if there is, they don’t want to create a communications business in accordance with the Telecommunications Law.

“Actually, the draft was completed in the first month. However, in the next 2 months there was extraordinary pressure from global business actors,” he explained.

If the word mandatory is included in the regulation, it means that Indonesian communications organizers can regulate forms of cooperation with global business actors.

“And all this time they have become, sorry, what WhatsApp is like now. Even if we move our number, for example going abroad, using an Indonesian number and then going abroad to buy a new card, the WhatsApp number can still be used,” explained Wayan.

Currently, he is opening opportunities for relevant stakeholders who want to work together on these regulations to provide a social impact on society.

“For example, if we want to work together, come on, we can still do it together, but it will have a social impact on society.” he concluded.

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