INDONESIA MUST ACCELERATE DELIVERY OF DIGITAL STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE GOVERNMENT'S "TOP 10 GLOBAL ECONOMY BY 2030" AMBITIONS, SAYS GSMA REPORT
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The new report from the GSMA, published at its Indonesia Digital Nations Summit in
By doing so,
As part of its key recommendations, the GSMA report, entitled "Forging a resilient digital nation: Proposals for
Digital nations incorporate digital technologies and services into all sectors of the economy, with the aim to drive productivity and improve the livelihoods of citizens. 5G is a key component of the infrastructure required to power future digital nations, given its ability to deliver reliable network-based services and enable the emerging technology that will help to reshape the local economy and modernise industries.
Despite the country consisting of over 18,000 islands,
Ensuring sustainable investments in digital networks
The rollout of 5G is set to drive an increase in smartphone demand and data traffic. In
Therefore, the GSMA report calls on all parts of government to work together with industry stakeholders to:
- Encourage voluntary infrastructure sharing (passive and active) to reduce the cost of network rollout, particularly in difficult terrains.
- Reduce red tape for obtaining the necessary permits and right-of-way (RoW) for cell-site location and fibre deployment to ease network rollout, particularly 5G densification. For example, the amendment of RoW rules in
Indiain 2022 has been credited for the rapid rollout of 5G and fibre infrastructure in the ensuing months.
- Reduce and simplify sector-specific taxes and fees (including tower taxes and tower building permission fees, and various fees imposed by municipal authorities) to ease the cost burden of network rollout and operations and ensure the financial sustainability of the mobile industry.
- Provide policy incentives to encourage investment in infrastructure. In
South Korea, government incentives in the form of tax credits and tax reductions for operators announced in 2020 helped unlock investment of around KRW25.7 trillion($22 billion) in 5G networks.
- Allow further consolidation in the telecoms sector to drive synergies and the scale required for expansive infrastructure rollout.
Achieving sustainable spectrum pricing
As recently warned by the GSMA,
- Reserve prices are set conservatively below estimates of market value to enable price discovery and reduce the risk of unsold spectrum.
- Government reviews the formula for calculating annual spectrum fees (BHP IPFR) and consider adjustments to the parameters to provide the right long-term incentives and avoid disproportionate increases in costs that are not aligned with evolving market conditions.
- A clear spectrum roadmap is laid-out that considers not only current bands being planned but also the longer term needs for
Indonesia, especially for mid-bands in the 2025–2030 timeframe. Greater certainty around the availability of spectrum and associated conditions is crucial for operators to prepare investment plans, secure financing and develop strategies for network deployment and service delivery.
The Indonesia Digital Nations Summit
The report findings were published as the GSMA hosted its Indonesia Digital Nations Summit at The
The GSMA welcomed a distinguished roster of speakers to the stage for several keynotes, fireside chats, and panel sessions on topics such as the vision for digital
The GSMA is a global organisation unifying the mobile ecosystem to discover, develop and deliver innovation foundational to positive business environments and societal change. Our vision is to unlock the full power of connectivity so that people, industry, and society thrive. Representing mobile operators and organisations across the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industries, the GSMA delivers for its members across three broad pillars: Connectivity for Good, Industry Services and Solutions, and Outreach. This activity includes advancing policy, tackling today's biggest societal challenges, underpinning the technology and interoperability that make mobile work, and providing the world's largest platform to convene the mobile ecosystem at the MWC and M360 series of events.
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