Patcay.com – 5G networks have been officially available in Indonesia for the past two years. However, the Indonesian Telematics Society (Mastel) feels that its development has been progressing very slowly.
This situation carries significant consequences if the development of this fifth-generation network continues at such a limited pace.
“Firstly, the hopes for economic growth are at risk,” said Sigit Jarot, Head of National Telematics Infrastructure at Mastel, speaking at the Mastel 5G Summit 2023 in Jakarta on Thursday (September 21, 2023).
Furthermore, slow progress in 5G adoption can hinder the potential for innovation. This is because with strong 5G adoption, various new technological innovations will emerge.
“When its development slows down, opportunities for innovation will also be hampered,” he added.
Moreover, the opportunity to have more secure communication has not yet been fully realized. This is because 5G networks promise a much higher level of security compared to 4G or earlier networks.
“Communication security becomes much higher, even though the risk of malware still exists,” he explained.
In terms of infrastructure, Indonesia will fall behind if the development of 5G is not accelerated promptly, especially if there are plans to move on to 6G networks in the future.
“I’ve heard some people say, ‘Maybe we don’t need 5G; let’s just go straight to 6G.’ If we’re already having difficulty progressing toward 5G, then moving on to 6G will be even more challenging,” he concluded.