Indonesian Ministry of Communications: Steam Has Responded, but Has Not Registered

- 01 August 2022 18:53 WIB
Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo). (Photo/kominfo)
Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo). (Photo/kominfo)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – Gaming services and marketplace giant Steam, owned by Valve, has not responded to calls by the Indonesian Ministry of Communications to register after the Ministry blocked access to a number of online services.

Director General of Informatics Applications (Aptika) Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan said that his party continues to establish communication with PSE whose access has also been cut off by Kominfo.

While most of the companies have responded after having their services blocked by the Ministry, Valve, the company that owns Steam, Dota, and CS:GO, has responded but has not registered with the Indonesian Ministry of Communications.

“They have responded to the email from Kominfo even though they have not filled out the registration form as requested as a prerequisite for normalization.

Also read: Indonesian Ministry of Communication Temporarily Blocks Steam, Epic Games, PayPal, Among Others

Semuel said that the response and goodwill of the "managers of the three games" were very important so that gamers could immediately return to enjoying their services in Indonesia.

"We are optimistic that these three games will be cooperative and will immediately fulfill their obligations so that they can be reopened soon," he explained.

Samuel added that Komifo had also requested the assistance of the United States Embassy in Jakarta to encourage these three PSEs to respond to Kominfo's request.

Also read: Indonesian Gov't: Google, Facebook, Twitter Have Two More Days to Register Under New Licensing Rules

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara

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