Jakarta, COTEKNO.COM – After launching the Telkomsel 5G service in Jakarta, Telkomsel continued to launch 5G in three other cities, namely Balikpapan, Medan and Surakarta. The launch was carried out simultaneously at GraPARI Telkom Group Medan, Surakarta City Hall Office, and GraPARI Balikpapan (3/6).
Thus, the 5G network from Telkomsel is now available at several points in the local area whose coverage will continue to be expanded gradually.
President Director of Telkomsel, Hendri Mulya Syam said, “The presence of the 5G network in these three cities is the beginning of sustainable efforts that are carried out in a measurable manner, with the hope that in the future it can accelerate the experience of the digital lifestyle of the community, as well as digitizing activities carried out starting from local governments, MSME players , to across industry sectors to be able to increase higher productivity, drive efficiency and deliver more innovation.”
Hendri also expressed his appreciation to all stakeholders who have contributed to helping Telkomsel implement the acceleration of 5G network expansion in several regions in Indonesia. With this, there is a strategic collaboration opportunity between Telkomsel as a connectivity provider and all stakeholders, including the community as the leading supporting entity.
In the initial phase of this launch, Telkomsel 5G services in the three cities are available in several areas whose coverage will continue to be gradually expanded. For the city of Medan, the Telkomsel 5G coverage area includes the GraPARI Telkom Group Medan area, the residential area of BHR Residence (Bukit Hijau Regency), Taman Setia Budi Indah (Tasbih 1) and Government Service Housing on Jalan Jenderal Sudirman. In the city of Surakarta, Telkomsel’s 5G network coverage covers the Surakarta City Hall and GraPARI Surakarta areas. Meanwhile, in the city of Balikpapan, the Telkomsel 5G network can already be enjoyed at GraPARI Balikpapan.
In addition, local people can also try and experience firsthand the experience of using the latest digital services supported by the 5G network from Telkomsel in the GraPARI Telkom Group Medan, GraPARI Surakarta, and GraPARI Balikpapan areas. Present at GraPARI are various demos which in the future can be used by the general customer segment to support daily activities, such as Cloud Gaming, VR, 5G Roaming, and 5G FWA (Fixed Wireless Access).
At the launch moment in the city of Surakarta, located at the Surakarta City Hall, Telkomsel also presented a demo of using 5G network access for future digital services that can be utilized to maximize the operational transformation of government agencies, especially local governments, such as Virtual Tourism technology supported by VR Immersive Experience, High Speed Office Connectivity, which is supported by 5G FWA services from Telkomsel ORBIT 5G devices, Interactive Public Services for the use of the video call feature in the Surakarta City Tax service, which is supported by nGage Video technology, and Health and Safety Detection, which uses the advantages of the Video Analytic feature.
For devices that support Telkomsel 5G services, they are devices with NSA (non-standalone) 5G technology capabilities at a frequency of 2300 MHz, including the Oppo Reno5 5G, Huawei Mate 40, Vivo X60 and Vivo X60 Pro.
Telkomsel will continue to expand cooperation with various device partners to provide varied choices for all Telkomsel customers, including with Apple and Samsung.
At this early stage, customers need to make adjustments to the smartphone software so that the smartphone can be connected to the Telkomsel 5G service, in which the procedure will be provided by each smartphone manufacturer.