22 May 2013
Fiber Optic Seminar took place in Multimedia Room, Telkom Institute of Technology (IT Telkom)’s Learning Centre Building, Wednesday (22/05/2013). Attended by students from IT Telkom and other universities, the seminar discussed fiber optic’s role in supporting telecommunication advances.
“In each minute, there are 1,3 million videos watched on Youtube, 1 million tweets on Twitter and 297 million searches on Google—and those numbers arise from the growth of mobile internet users in the world,” Lamhot Simamora, Manager of Business Strategic Laboratory R&D at Telkom, revealed.
Lamhot continued that the current condition is a proof of world citizen’s behavior towards the internet. To support such behavior, telecommunication operators ought to construct the required infrastructures, one of which is Fiber Optic (FO) cables. Quite the contrary to South Korea which deployment of fiber optic network is the largest in the world, both fiber optic to home and fiber optic to building, Indonesia still has to strive for improving its fiber optic utilization.
“In actuality, not all telecommunication operators are willing to build fiber optic network. Telkom is capable of doing that,” Lamhot said.
Some telecommunication operators expand their business to services that support more personal needs of the market, such as health services, social media, information, education and entertainment services—augmented with trend device, 4G broadband and traffic off-load, a lot of it must be supported by fiber optic network.
“Globally, telecommunication operators are beginning to implement mobile internet services or machine-to-machine communication. This is the impact of broadband, and to fulfill those requirements, we have to build fiber optic network,”he surmised.
Reporter: Risca Tresmianti