"PON XX Papua 2021 is the first largest national sporting event in Indonesia to be held in the eastern part of Indonesia. As a network provider, Telkomsel is committed to supporting Papua PON with access to communication networks and data services through our leading-edge broadband technology," Telkomsel director Hendri Mulya Syam said in a press statement issued on Friday.
Telkomsel is collaborating with parent company TelkomGroup for boosting telecommunication infrastructure to deliver broadband connectivity and services during Papua PON, he informed.
Telkomsel has added broadband network infrastructure in the form of 192 4G/LTE BTS (base transceiver stations) towers and increased the capacity and quality of services at the Lukas Enembe Stadium by building an indoor system, he said.
It has also deployed 12 additional COMBATs (compact mobile base stations) that will move at priority points, such as three airports, information centers, PB PON, 31 hotels, 47 main arenas, roads, and tourism sites, he added.
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Since last April, Telkomsel has anticipated a surge in service traffic and the need for communication services during PON in four clusters, namely Jayapura City and the districts of Jayapura, Mimika, and Merauke, Syam said.
The cellular provider is also ensuring the availability of power supply by preparing dozens of generators and Mobile Power Supply Support (SCD) and optimizing the battery capacity of each BTS, he informed.
With these preparations, Telkomsel is optimistic about providing qualified services during the sporting event, he said.
During the PON, Telkomsel will hold an exhibition on 5G connection titled 'Telkomsel 5G Experience Center' where visitors, especially Papuans, can experience the benefits of 5G technology, he added.
Educational content on Papua's culture and nature will be provided on virtual reality devices at the exhibition, he informed.
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