Ooredoo and Nokia are developing leading-edge innovations through the ITS 5G Experience Center

14. 12. 2021 Tuesday / By: Robert Denes / Industrial / Exact time: BST / Print this page

J akarta - Indosat Ooredoo, Indonesia’s leading digital telecommunications company, is pioneering the development of the 5G ecosystem with the establishment of the ITS 5G Experience Center in Surabaya, in collaboration with Nokia, the Ten November Institute of Technology (ITS) and the University of Oulu in Finland.

Officially launched in September this year, with the launch of 5G commercial services in Surabaya, the 5G Experience Center serves as a hub for knowledge, creativity and excellence to support 5G innovation, collaboration and local digital talent.

A number of leading innovative projects have been developed at the 5G Experience Center by ITS students, including the RAISA 5G Medical Robot as a use case in the Smart Health sector, the 5G “Suroboyo Bus” Autonomous use case for smart mobility, and Mycom 5G Cloud Computing as a use case for intelligent Education and ARSA Fast Response Drone use cases for intelligent Living, Smart Security.

Arief Musta’in, Director and Strategy and Innovation Director, Indosat Ooredoo, said: “I am very proud of our collaboration with ITS, Nokia and the University of Oulu Finland to present the 5G Experience Center and the 5G Ecosystem in Indonesia. We hope that this initiative can be a catalyst in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, where young Indonesians now have a platform to explore the borderless future of 5G technology. Through this 5G Experience Center, we are committed to developing usage cases to meet the needs of affordable, mass and relevant local people not only in Surabaya but also in Indonesia as a digital nation, and we have launched this commitment with The 5G Talent Academy program series with 104 participants took part. Design Thinking with 3D Prototype Workshop on redesigning the city. With Surabaya 5G for a better life experience for Surabaya residents.”

Referring to data from the Central Statistical Bureau (BPS), it is estimated that Indonesia will receive a demographic bonus by 2045, when Indonesia’s productive age population reached 70 percent of the total population that year. This demographic bonus has the potential to make up for the lack of 9 million digital talent, or 600,000 digital talent per year, by 2030, according to the World Bank.

The presence of the 5G Experience Center aims to have a positive impact on strengthening young people and digital talent, including by providing access to global R&D facilities and communities, providing certification programs to become recognized professional 5G experts, and paving the way for career development and entrepreneurship in Indonesia.

KP Goh, President and CEO of Nokia Indonesia, said: “We are delighted to be working with Indosat Ooredoo, ITS and the University of Oulu in Finland to realize the transformative power of 5G in the region. We have the same vision to support Indonesia’s digital transformation by supporting digital talent and encouraging innovation and collaboration. We hope that this 5G Experience Center can become a center of excellence in support of the Indonesian 5G ecosystem and telecommunications industry, as well as a center for innovation and collaboration in the future implementation of Smart Nation and Industry 4.0.”

The ITS 5G Experience Center is a continuation of the 5I-ONE (5G - Indonesia Innovation Institute by ITS Indosat Oulu Nokia Ecosystem) forum, which pioneered the development of the Smart Corridor Plan in Jember Regency and Smart City in Surabaya City. There are many uses for the smart corridor concept, including the revolution of distance learning with augmented reality (AR) technology, the development of telemedicine, and the exploitation of the Internet of Things (IoT) connection for security and governance (Security and Governance). Meanwhile, the use case of the Smart City concept, including the development of collaborative robotics, immersive and advanced games, cybersecurity and autonomous vehicles.(av)

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