G20 members pledge to develop IT infrastructure: minister


The Indonesian government and G20 members will continue to develop or at least prepare policies to establish upstream ICT infrastructure in all regions of their respective countries, including Indonesia.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Johnny G. Plate, said G20 members, including Indonesia, are committed to developing information and communication technology infrastructure. upstream communication (ICT) in all areas.

“The Indonesian government and G20 members will continue to build or at least prepare policies to establish upstream ICT infrastructure in all regions of their respective countries, including Indonesia,” he said during the meeting. kick-off event held here on Friday.

According to Plate, the government has continued to build telecommunications infrastructure despite the ongoing pandemic. The infrastructure development pursued by Indonesia includes the installation of a fiber optic backbone, the construction of base transceiver station (BTS) towers and the provision of satellite capacity.

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“We continue to build BTS in all regions, so at the same time, Internet usage in Indonesia increases,” said Minister Plate.

G20 members also agreed to encourage the enhancement of digital talent capabilities, particularly in relation to digital literacy and skills.

They also agreed to prepare data governance to regulate data flows between countries and adopt the principles of legality, fairness and transparency.

These aspects were the three main agendas agreed by the Ministers, members of the G20, during the Digital Economy Ministers Meeting (DEMM) held in Bali in September.

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The agenda is in line with the three priority issues raised by the ministry acting as overseer of the G20 Digital Economy Working Group forum.

The three priority issues are connectivity and post-pandemic recovery; digital literacy and skills; and cross-border data flows.

The DEWG is one of the G20 G20 Presidency Sherpa Network Forums.

Indonesia will host the G20 summit in Bali for the first time on November 15-16, 2022.

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