Telkom discusses satellite utilization with SpaceX

Telkom discusses satellite utilization with SpaceX

Eye on internet connectivity, Telkom discusses satellite utilization with SpaceX

Considering the geographical conditions of Indonesia, satellite technology has become crucial to stabilize digital connectivity all over the country.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - State-owned telecommunications company  PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk said it has discussed collaboration on the utilization of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites with SpaceX to improve digital connectivity in Indonesia.

“Considering the geographical conditions of Indonesia, satellite technology has become crucial to stabilize digital connectivity all over the country,” Telkom vice president (VP), corporate communications, Pujo Pramono, said in Jakarta on Thursday.

In order to achieve the purpose, Telkom is ready to cooperate with any party that is proficient in developing satellite technology, he added.

“SpaceX’s strong competence and remarkable reputation in the development of satellite technology encouraged us (PT Telkom) to have this discussion," he informed.

He said he wished a partnership would provide a solution for accelerating connectivity in remote areas through affordable, excellent, and reliable satellite services.

Earlier, Indonesia had involved SpaceX in the development of the Satellite of Republic of Indonesia (Satria) that was planned to be launched in 2023. The American space company was entrusted with manufacturing the launch vehicle for Satria.

Communication and Informatics Minister Johnny G. Plate has affirmed that the launch of the satellite would improve the development of infrastructure in the middle mile.

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