A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Indonesia and Japan to develop a 100Gbps Internet

NUSA DUA, Investor.id – Indonesia and Japan have agreed to work together to develop a high-speed Internet network of up to 100 Gbps.

This was achieved through the signing of a memorandum of understanding.Memorandum of Understanding/MoU) between Arterial Research and the Asia Pacific Education Network (ARENA-PAC), University of Brawijaya (UB), and Indonesia Research and Education Network (IDREN) on the sidelines of the G20 Digital Economy Ministers Meeting in Mulia, Nusa Dua, Bali, Wednesday night ( 21/8/2022). The signing was witnessed by Minister of Communications and Information (Minkominfo) Johnny J. Plait and Japanese Minister of Digital Transformation Kono Taro.

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Johnny said that the development of the high-speed 100Gbps network will be used for research and education activities.

“The 100Gbps ARENA-PAC network connects IDREN with UB as a gateway, via Guam to Tokyo and also to a number of other locations. This network is a huge leap for Indonesia, as its speed is 100 times faster than the network that connects Indonesia to Indonesia,” Johnny said. Delivering his remarks after witnessing the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, today, that Research and Education Networks, with a gateway located in the ITB.

He continued that with this network, 82 other universities and different research institutions currently linked to IDREN will be able to exchange data faster with other research and educational institutions abroad, and will have special facilities for experimenting in the network.

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The activities carried out in the IDREN community include sharing of access to high performance computing facilities and distributed data between universities/research institutions through network infrastructure, expansion of network connectivity in collaboration with various Internet service providers as well as medical education activities by live streaming of surgery from operating room to physicians And medical students are using HD video streams.

“This increase in speed is expected to further encourage this type of activity, which will increase Indonesia’s capabilities and contribution to the world of research and education, as well as accelerate digital transformation in these two areas,” said Johnny.

The 100 Gbps line to be developed is 100 times faster than the current Indonesian REN to the current global REN, President of University of Brawijaya Widodo said.

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“And this is definitely an important milestone for the University at Buffalo and the research and education institutions in Indonesia. All these are very valuable opportunities as well as challenges for us to accelerate digital transformation in all areas, especially in the field of research and education that provides opportunities to teach Merdeka activities on the Merdeka Campus (MBKM) with IDREN” .

Associate Director John Murray ARENA-PAC said that the 100Gbps network of IDREN, a research and education network in Indonesia, creates a fascinating history of the future, not only for Indonesia, but also for the Asia-Pacific region for academics. flexible society.

“I hope that through cooperation between Indonesia and other Asia-Pacific countries, as well as the rest of the world, this network will contribute to creating a better future,” he said.

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Meanwhile, President of IDREN Achmad Affandi, revealed that IDREN (Indonesian Research and Education Network) is trying to encourage cooperation in education and research through high-speed data communication networks in Indonesia.

“By connecting the IdREN network to the ARENA-PAC at 100Gbps, it will add infrastructure facilities and accelerate educational and research collaboration at the regional and global levels. Students, students, researchers, and lecturers will have access to high-level data, cloud, and computing – defining multimedia communications, as well as To opportunities for cooperation with international universities and research institutions.

The Indonesian Ambassador in Tokyo, Heri Ahmadi, welcomed this 100Gbps collaboration a tangible achievements Pillars of digital transformation in Indonesia’s G20 presidency. “This high-speed access network will certainly encourage the development of research and university cooperation between Indonesia and Japan, especially in promoting the achievement of the community 5.0. The Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo is ready to ensure that this cooperation is pursued in digital transformation,” he said.

ARENA-PAC is a core network for research and education purposes consisting of an international submarine cable network with the goal of expanding the Internet in the Asia Pacific region. ARENA-PAC is an Asia Pacific Internet Development (APIDT) project managed by the WIDE project with support from APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Center).

Meanwhile, UB is a government institution in Indonesia that plays an active and pioneering role as one of IDREN’s communication portals and is strongly committed to advancing research and education through various collaborative activities between institutions in Indonesia.

IDREN or the Indonesian Research and Education Network is a private network infrastructure for the research and education community in Indonesia. This network is a continuation of the INHERENT (Indonesia Higher Education Research Network) initiative. Initially started by UB, UGM, ITB, ITS and UI, it now links 82 educational and research institutions in Indonesia. This network is for the high-speed data communication connection needed to enable a community of researchers, academics, and developers to collaborate together to advance innovation.

Editors: Eva Vetriani (eva_fitriani@investor.co.id)

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