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Huawei and APJII Reaffirm Commitment to Strengthen Digital Ecosystem Infrastructure to Support Digital Economy Acceleration

To support the acceleration of national digital transformation, equity and quality improvement are needed in the development of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure as a strong foundation for digital economic growth.

In this regard, the leading global provider of ICT technology, Huawei, together with the Association of Indonesian Internet Service Providers (APJII) reaffirmed their commitment in formulating strategies and collaborations to increase broadband internet penetration to support ecosystem growth, digital transformation in various sectors and contribute to the digital economy and  Public.

This commitment was stated on the sidelines of the 2022 APJII National Working Meeting which was attended by Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, B.Sc., M.M., Director General of Informatics Applications, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia (Kominfo), Dr.  Abdul Hayat Gani, M.Sc., Regional Secretary of South Sulawesi Province, Dave Akbarshah Fikarno and Andi Ina Kartika Sari, members of the Indonesian House of Representatives, Muhammad Ramdhan Pomanto, Mayor of Makassar and Adnan Purrichta Ichsan, Regent of Gowa, as well as all APJII members from various regions and  territory throughout Indonesia.

 In his remarks, Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, B.Sc., M.M., Director General of Informatics Applications, Kominfo, said that Indonesia is moving rapidly into a new digital era with the growth of the information and communication sector which continues to grow positively in line with the migration growth of community activities.  from physical space to digital space during post-pandemic recovery.

"In line with the national digital transformation roadmap, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics continues to encourage people's adaptability to enter the digital era through a strategy of strengthening infrastructure and policies to ensure penetration of national broadband service connectivity in the next 5 years, in order to support the acceleration of digital economic growth together.  stakeholders including industry associations such as APJII and Huawei as well as the entire ecosystem. One foundation that has been prepared by Kominfo is the equitable distribution of information and communication technology infrastructure development," said Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, B.Sc., M.M..

 Similarly, APJII Chairman Muhammad Arif said, "Internet connectivity is the main enabler to enable digital transformation leaps forward. The pandemic has driven an increase in internet penetration by up to 77 percent and this momentum needs to be responded to with more massive collaboration to encourage even distribution of internet availability throughout Indonesia.  The Association appreciates Huawei's commitment as a leading global provider of ICT technology to continue to support the strengthening of Indonesia's digital ecosystem infrastructure with more than 750 APJII member companies."

Mohamad Rosidi, Director of Business Strategy, Huawei Indonesia, emphasized, "As a global provider of ICT technology, Huawei is committed to continuing to share its experience and expertise related to industry trends, use cases and solutions from various countries in the world that can be used as recommendations and references for industry and  government in Indonesia to help design sustainable strategies and policies going forward.In particular, Huawei sees equity and improved connectivity quality as an important catalyst for the digital world of the future given Huawei's prediction that by 2030, there will be 1.6 billion broadband subscribers in Indonesia.  worldwide with 23 percent of homes will have access to 10 gigabit broadband."

Meanwhile, Dave Akbarshah Fikarno, member of Commission I of the Indonesian House of Representatives in charge of defense, foreign relations, communications and informatics, and intelligence, said, "We believe that this APJII National Working Meeting will bring positive benefits to the entire ISP industry ecosystem and encourage digital transformation.  We hope that the collaboration of all stakeholders, including from government elements, associations, industry players such as Huawei, will produce real solutions for strengthening the national digital ranking."

According to Dr.  Abdul Hayat Gani, M.Sc., Regional Secretary of South Sulawesi Province, the success of implementing equitable connectivity also depends on the support of the local government to create a friendly climate for investment, especially in the digital infrastructure sector.

 “We believe that improving the quality of connectivity will have a positive impact on the local digital economy.  We give our highest appreciation to the central government, DPR RI, associations and industry, including Huawei, who are involved in this joint collaboration.”