Injecting Dead Analog TV is OK, a Blessing of 700 MHz Frequency for 5G


Currently, the government is carrying out Analog TV to digital migration which is targeted to be completed on November 2, 2022. After that, frequency 700 MHz which is the ‘golden frequency’ will be used to roll out the service 5G.

Presented by the Chairman of the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) Agung Suprio Center, after the analog TV lethal injection or known as Analog Switch Off (ASO) will generate digital broadcasting dividends.

“If everything has moved to digital, there is still a frequency. NahThis will be used for internet needs,” said Agung when contacted by detikINET, Monday (26/7/20210).

“This migration is in accordance with regulations until November 2, 2022. After that, the remaining frequency at 700 MHz is used for 5G internet services as a digital dividend bonus. TV is getting clearer and cleaner, while our internet will switch to 5G faster,” he continued.

Currently, only two mobile operator which officially launched 5G services commercially in Indonesia, namely Telkomsel and Indosat Ooredoo. Meanwhile, XL Axiata is scheduled to conduct a 5G Operational Feasibility Test (ULO) with the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo) on August 2-4, 2021.

Towards 5G, Smartfren took a corporate action through its subsidiary, Smart Telecom (Smartel) to acquire Mortalindo, which is none other than a fiber optic network provider and finally retested the 5G network. Likewise, Hutchison 3 Indonesia (Tri) is observed to be still in testing limits.

Both Telkomsel and Indosat Ooredoo present 5G in only a few cities and are limited. One of the reasons is because the frequency allocation they use to deploy 5G is still far from the actual 5G criteria, which requires around 80-100 MHz.

For information, Telkomsel was the first to bring 5G it uses the 30 Mhz bandwidth in the 2.3 GHz frequency band. Meanwhile, Indosat Ooredoo utilizes the 20 MHz bandwidth in the 1,800 MHz frequency band.

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In less than a month, the Analog Switch Off (ASO) process or the migration of analog TV to digital Phase 1 will be completed on August 17, 2021.

In accordance with the Minister of Communication and Informatics Regulation Number 6 of 2021 concerning Broadcasting, the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo) gradually stop analog TV broadcasting in various regions until it completely switches to digital TV broadcasting no later than 2 November 2022.

Kominfo divides it into five stages for lethal injection of this analog TV. Throughout 2021, the government will stop broadcasting analog TV in two stages.

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