IMF-WB meetings use Indonesian internet network: Minister

IMF-WB meetings use Indonesian internet network: Minister

Communication and Informatics Minister Rudiantara. (ANTARA News/Arindra Meodia)

Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA News) - The annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank (IMF-WB) Group held in Bali utilize internet network using cloud computing, Communication and Informatics Minister Rudiantara stated.

"They see the network in Indonesia is so good that they use cloud computing and need not bring server from the US," he noted here on Tuesday.

At the earlier annual meetings, the IMF-WB committee removed their server to the host country, as the network was not good at that time, he remarked.

The internet speed during the IMF-WB annual meetings reaches an average of 800 megabits per second, which is relatively high, he noted.

Internet connection can be accessed through a wireless network or cable or LAN, one of which is installed in the journalists` special rooms in BICC Westin, Nusa Dua, he stated.

Three weeks before the world forum kicked off, state telecommunication operator PT Telkom, as a service provider, had conducted a speed test along with an IMF-WB team, he revealed.

Telkom is providing high-speed internet of up to 40 gigabits per second to support the IMF-WB annual meetings.

Telkom Enterprise Director Dian Rachmawan remarked earlier that the high-speed internet connection is equipped with security firewall.

Reporting by Dewa Wiguna
Editing by Suharto, Bustanuddin