Indonesia to Distribute 6.7 Million Set-Top Boxes for Impoverished Families

- 30 March 2022 06:15 WIB
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JAKARTADAILY.ID - 6.7 million impoverished families are eligible to receive a set-top box facility to enjoy digital TV. The number was based on Integrated Social Welfare Data (DTKS).

Director of Broadcasting, Ministry of Communication and Informatics Geryantika Kurnia revealed between the Digital TV Migration seminar titled ‘Harsiarnas Sebagai Momentum untuk Mendorong Masyarakat Beralih ke TV Digital' at the Pullman Hotel on Jalan Diponegoro, Bandung City, Monday, March 28, 2022.

Gery said the distribution will happen gradually starting with 3.2 million set-top boxes for the first phase.

“But out of the target amount of set-top box 6.7 million, there are only 4 million currently available from private companies, while the government has 1 million set-top boxes,” Gery said.

TV media companies have also distributed the set-top box Gery said, including Viva, Trans, M-Tec, Nusantara TVwith MNC following later.

Special Staff of the Ministry of Communication and Information Prof. Ahmad M Ramli added the use of internet bandwidth will continue to be increased.

“So all this time we have had problems with the availability of frequencies. However, with the help of digital dividends, internet speed can be boosted," he said.

So that if the internet speed continues to increase, Ramli continued, it will affect various sectors. Such as the education sector, health, and the role of assisting in disaster management.

Chairperson of Ikano Unpad Dr. Ranti Fauza Mayana, SH added that this digital TV migration is important. Moreover, when Indonesia is a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

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Editor: M. A. Wahad

Source: Pikiran Rakyat

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