Telkomsat Participates in National Seminar "Indonesian Fishermen Sovereign Through Technology 4.0"

  • April 09, 2019
Jakarta - In commemoration of Fishermen's Day which falls every April 6, Telkomsat participated in a national seminar organized by the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs (8/4).

Located at Telkom Landmark Tower (TLT) Jakarta, this event was also attended by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs - Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, Telkom President Director - Alex J Sinaga, IPB Professor in Fisheries Modeling and Modeling Expert Field - Prof. Dr. Ir Domu Simbolon Msi, Deputy Chair of ASPEKSINDO - Thariq Modanggu, S.Ag, M.Pdl, CEO of FishOn - Fajar Widisasono, and each of the representatives of BUMN Directors.

In the launching of the program coupled with the Sovereign Indonesian National Seminar through the support of Technology 4.0, Coordinating Minister Luhut hopes that this program can improve the welfare of fishermen in Indonesia, especially in remote areas.

This One Million Sovereign Fishermen Program is motivated by the fact that Indonesia's marine wealth according to data from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in 2017 amounted to US $ 2.5 trillion per year, but only 7% could be utilized due to the lack of technology that supports fishermen to find fish .

In the event Telkomsat introduced services that support communication in the maritime industry, namely USAT (Ultra Small Aperture Terminal). This service uses THISS's TDMA technology (outbound and inbound management) that enables savings in the use of transponder bandwidth and makes the price of airtime services affordable.

This service can reach all waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam and even to the strategic South China sea area. In particular, this service targets small vessels, both on a regional scale and for coastal areas, for example in the fisheries sector and offshore services. And it will play an important role in efforts to modernize industries such as fisheries, efficient ship management, and to improve the quality of life and welfare of millions of seafarers.