What's happening in PresUniv

Published: 08 Sep 2021

According to the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kemkominfo), 13 regions in Indonesia will have 5G services. The details, one in DKI Jakarta, six in the provincial capital in Java, five for super-priority tourist destinations, and one manufacturing industry. This was conveyed by Drs. Antonius Suhartomo, M.Eng.Sc., MM, Ph.D., Head of Electrical Engineering Study Program, President University (PresUniv), in the 5G Future Technology webinar entitled "The Impact of 5G for Society Smart Factories and Digital Transformation,” which was held by the President University Major Association (PUMA) Electrical Engineering, Saturday (4/9). Mia Galina, S.T., M.T., a lecturer in the Electrical Engineering Study Program, hosted this webinar. This webinar was attended by 1000 participants via zoom and 1304 participants via youtube.

This webinar presents two resource persons: Dr. I Ketut Agung Enriko, ST, MSc, Senior Manager Research and Innovation Management at PT Telkom Indonesia, and Joko Sutopo, Plant Director at PT Schneider Indonesia - ETO Cikarang Plant. According to Enriko, 5G technology will support more devices, increase speed, and help industries in various fields are more productive. So, what are the advantages of 5G over 4G? Enriko explained, 5G has a latency of less than 1ms, a potential download speed of up to 10Gbps, its placement does not require a tower, OFDM Encoding which reaches 100 to 800 MHz channels, and a goal for cell density which is 100 times greater than 4G. "With so many advantages, the benefits of 5G that can be obtained in the future will increase," he said.

Agreeing with Enriko, Joko explained that 5G technology is being developed in line with the Industrial Revolution 4.0 era using machines integrated into the internet network. "This 5G innovation supports the Industrial Revolution 4.0 because the industry will be able to run optimally with a more effective and efficient system," he said. Joko gave examples of the implementation of 5G in the Industrial Revolution 4.0, such as Virtual Reality (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR), vehicles with automatic steering, plant control and management, and predicting engine damage for preventive measures. (Gilang Suryanata, PR team. Photo: Doc. PUMA Electrical Engineering)