What comes to your mind when you hear the news that the internet in Indonesia is in danger of dying? Surely you will be worried/worried/anxious because our lives today depend a lot on internet connection. If the internet dies, you cannot access information in cyberspace, cannot access e-mail. There will be no such thing . Even the economic value generated from internet transactions will also stop. According to telecommunication experts in Indonesia. The loss could reach IDR 90 billion per hour or more than IDR 2.1 trillion per day if the internet in Indonesia is down.
This could have happened due to the impact of the Corruption
Court which had sentenced the Main Communication Email List Director of PT Indosat Mega Media (IM2) Indar Atmanto to 4 years in prison and a fine of IDR 200 million. A subsidiary of 3 months in prison on charges of corruption. PT Indosat for using network 2, 1 GHz which has permanent legal force. In addition, IM2 must also pay a penalty. which must be paid after the decision has permanent legal force.
So far, IM2, which does not have a 3G frequency license, in its operations leases bandwidth. The operator Indosat, which already has a 3G frequency license. The same business model used by IM2 and Indosat is also used by internet service providers in Indonesia. Which number more than 200 ISPs. The Ministry of Communication and Information and the Indonesian. Telecommunications Regulatory Body (BRTI) themselves have issued statements and defenses stating. That what IM2 and Indosat did did not violate regulations in force in Indonesia.
Many consider this punishment to threaten telecommunication
Services in Indonesia, and that there will even be an ‘internet apocalypse. Because if this decision applies consistently. Then all internet service providers (ISPs) could be threatened with the same legal case. Because of this problem, the Association of Indonesian DJ USA Internet Service Providers (APJII) will send an open letter to the government. In this case including the Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kemkominfo), Supreme Court and forwarded to the President. The letter will be sent this week.
Some time ago, Member of the Indonesian Telecommunication Regulatory Body (BRTI) Nonot. Hartono once said that the guilty verdict handed down. Indar could disrupt the telecommunications industry in the country. It is feared that many parties will have an impact on the country’s internet industry. This is because the Cooperation Agreement (PKS) related. The use of operator networks to deploy 3G services is not only carried out by Indosat and IM2.