Author: TIP News

Last month, the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and its community celebrated the first anniversary of the Community Lab at TelkomU in Indonesia. To commemorate this milestone, the Government of Indonesia, TIP, and TelkomU hosted an event to reflect on the progress made to date and to cement the parties’ commitment to the Community Lab’s mission. 

The event featured speakers from the Indonesian Government, academia and industry, including Johnny G Plate, Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Indonesia,  Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Investment Affairs of Indonesia, (represented by the special ICT advisor to the minister, Prof. Yohanes Surya), Airlangga Hartarto, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of Indonesia, Sung Y. Kim US Ambassador to Indonesia, Dr. Ir. Ismail, Director-General of the Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Indonesia, Prof. Dr. Adiwijaya, Rector of Telkom University, Bryan Tan, Director, Connectivity Ecosystem, Meta Connectivity, Julian Gorman, Head of APAC GSMA and Vishal Mathur, Global Head of Engagement, TIP. 

Over the course of the sessions, the participants committed to expanding their collaboration in the region, in line with the five-pillars program in Indonesia, with the following activities, all centered on TIP’s initiatives within the TIP Community Lab:

  • Progressing testing and validation activities focusing on OpenRAN and OOPT in Indonesia.
  • Delivering commercial field trials with various use cases such as OpenRAN 5G, Private Network, FWA, DCSG, and Open FTTH.
  • Building a suite of awareness programs, including events, webinars, and live showcases for the tech community in Indonesia.
  • Talent development programs, Including OpenRAN training under the Ministry of ICT Digital Talent Scholarship. 
  • Follow-up on the local manufacturing initiative by collecting requirements from stakeholders including the Ministry of ICT, BAKTI, local operators, ISPs, and OEM partners.
  • Continuing commercial trials of the OpenRAN Private Network initiative with the Ministry of Maritime and Investment and expanding the collaboration to the other food estate project locations for commercial deployment.
  • Following up on the USTDA collaboration to accelerate the adoption of Open RAN technology in commercial environments.
  • Exploring potential opportunities for collaboration with other stakeholders in supporting TIP’s mission.

To view a recording of the event, including all the sessions, please follow this link.