3G Signal Disappearance is a Necessity


Indonesian mobile father who is also a Member of the National Information and Communication Technology Council (Wantiknas) Garuda Sugardo said that the network switch 3G the 4G is a sure thing in the development of cellular technology.

Garuda Sugardo is an early witness to the development of the Indonesian telecommunications industry to date. He was one of the first engineers at Telkom to study data communication for a period of 12 years since 1977.

“Switching off from 3G to 4G is a necessity from the cellular service transformation stage,” Garuda said to detikINET.



According to him, various factors that require us to leave 3G, ranging from technological developments, internet access, spectrum, quality of serviceand investment efficiency into consideration for mobile operators.

“This is also part of meeting demands from customers that must be answered with technology driven“said Garuda, who developed the first GSM cellular system in Indonesia.

The father of Indonesian cellular who is also a member of the National Information and Communication Technology Board (Wantiknas) Garuda Sugardo. Photo: Facebook Garuda Sugardo

Garuda said that for now, 3G capacity and capability are no longer suitable for urban areas with high teledensity. Meanwhile, it can still be used in the sub-urban, it’s just that life timehe said, Garuda said it wouldn’t take too long upgrade ke 4G.

“It is better to immediately move to a rural area,” he added.

By turning it off 3G signal With this, the spectrum used can be transferred to use 4G or 5G services. It can make customers enjoy surfing in cyberspace even more pampered.

“The 3G spectrum can be used for 4G or 5G. It will be more efficient and powerful for both operators and customers,” he said Garuda Sugardo.

Mobile operator Indonesia has announced that it will turn off services 3G they, like XL Axiata, Indosat Ooredoo Hutchisonand Telkomsel recently shut down the third generation cellular network in 134 districts/cities.

Previously, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Kominfo) asks cellular operators to immediately inject 3G, so that customers are only treated to newer and faster cellular services, such as 4G and 5G.

“The 4G signal is the backbone of our national communication. I have also asked cellular operators to fade out 3G,” said Minister of Communications and Informatics Johnny G. Plate in December 2021.

Why not 3G 2G which is turned off? Because, Kominfo sees the use of 2G as a cellular service that is used for telephones, while 3G is the same as 4G but has a faster internet speed.

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