3.5 GHz frequency rated suitable for 5G networks
The noisy implementation of 5G connectivity in Indonesia is being intensely echoed by the government. There are at least a number of frequency options, but the frequency of 3.5 GHz is considered the most suitable for 5G networks.
According to PR Manager of Oppo Indonesia Aryo Meidianto, the frequency of 3.5 GHz has been used by countries that have implemented 5G.
“Generally, it uses 3.5 GHz frequency, for example, if there is rain, the network will be fine,” he said to the media crew during the 5G trial at the Telkomsel Smart Office office in Batam, Riau Islands, Thursday (11/28).
Meanwhile, the frequency of 2.6 GHz or 2.8 GHz is usually used for the industrial sector. Because, its only for one place.
“The frequency of 2.6 GHz and 2.8 GHz is usually used by industry. If the industry is only one place, not as wide as 3.5 GHz,” said Aryo.
However, his party will comply with government decisions related to the frequency that will be used as a support for the 5G network. In this case represented by the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kemenkominfo).
If Indonesia uses a frequency below 3.5 GHz which is 2.6 GHz or 2.8 GHz, Oppo will make a new device that supports that frequency.
“Because here [Indonesia] does not use 3.5 GHz, inevitably have to make a new device whose modem supports 2.6 GHz or 2.8 GHz. The problem is if it is not 3.5 GHz, Indonesian people who go abroad later can not be connected to the 5G network there, “concluded Aryo.
The trial of 5G connectivity at the TSO Batam office was also attended by the Director General of the Post and Information Technology Ministry of Communication and Information Ismail. He said he was ready to launch a 2.6 GHz frequency and claimed that there were already many vendors who were preparing ecosystems at that frequency.
During a question and answer session with reporters, Ismail briefly mentioned the 3.5 GHz frequency that would be used for the next Indonesian satellite launch.
“We have conveyed the frequency of 3.5 GHz, we have satellites. For Indonesia, a satellite island country is a must,” said Ismail.
Even so, Kemenkominfo asked Telkomsel to conduct a trial using the 3.5 GHz frequency to see how far the implications of 5G on Indonesian satellites.
“Therefore, I hope Telkom and Telkomsel can work together to test 3.5 GHz so that we get a conclusion whether the frequency is suitable or not,” concluded Ismail.