Google Wants To Be Telecommunications Operator in Indonesia?

Jakarta - After technical trials completed Project Loon held late 2016, the question arises tickle. Whether Google intends to proceed to a higher level, for example, apply for a license to Menkominfo Rudiantara to become telecom operators?
Rudiantara and Sergey Brin (rou/detikINET)
This question was finally answered directly by Sergey Brin, founders of Google are currently participating membidani secret projects at Google Labs Project X. Moreover, in addition to Loon, Google also has a number of technology related to telecommunications.

For example, the service Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) that is named Project Fi. Google also recorded a consortium member in a number of submarine cables. In addition, Google also has satellite data communications.

So naturally, if then many are asking. With the support of technology, infrastructure, and financial abundance, whether it intends to use the technology giant to become a provider of telecommunications services? The concern was expressed by Director of Telkomsel Ririek Adriansyah.

When found in the building after the meeting Kemenkominfo Menkominfo Rudiantara last night, Monday (12/28/2015), Sergey finally answer all the questions. According to him, Google is still the focus of partnering with Telkomsel, Indosat and XL Axiata course in Loon Project.

Google X boss is trying to convince that it does not intend to use the technology to become a telecommunications operator. They require a spectrum license permits agat can use balloons as a means of transmitting telecommunications signals.

Because telecom operators who have such permission, Google must cooperate with them in order to perform the test. She also stated that they will focus on cooperation.

"We are very focused on cooperation with local telecom operator. Recently, we signed agreements with major operators, Telkomsel, XL, Indosat. We are very focused on cooperation," said Sergey detikINET when asked about the possibility of operator license to Google filed Kominfo.

Besides Loon, Sergey also reveal about Project Fi which is a prepaid service package ala telecommunications companies. According to this special project they run themselves in the United States. Nevertheless, Google still open when there is a partner outside the US who want to work around technology such services.

"I have to talk Fi only specific that we held in the US alone. We are interested to explore the possibility of having colleagues who menghunakan this technology in various parts of the world. But to host them directly, we just do it in the US," he concluded.

MCIT Rudiantara itself previously had repeatedly asserted. Google's presence through Project Loon only limited technical trial with the three mobile operators that is all. The rest, he has not given permission. "We will not give license to Google," he said. (rou / rou)

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