JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Indonesian information technology experts, Onno W Purbo assess the availability of Internet access in Indonesia is still far from enough.
He estimates that only about 20 percent of Indonesian citizens who can enjoy Internet access. While the rest is still difficult to reach such access.
In fact, according to Onno, the United Nations stated that internet access is a human right.
"So the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology actually violated human rights. Definitely dizziness him directly," joked Onno laughing when filling segment of "Sharing Science and Technology" in the event Smesco Kompasianival in Smesco building, Jakarta, Saturday (10/08/2016).
Onno said the government never targeting 50 percent of Indonesia already use the internet. In fact, until this year, the target is not met.
"It's 2015. It's not appropriate target," said Onno.
Onno hope Kemenkominfo could soon increase the spread of Internet usage up to the village and corners.
For information, the government passed the Palapa Ring is preparing a program for distributing Internet access to all corners of Indonesia. (Read: 10 Years stalled, the Palapa Ring Project Targeted Completed 2018).
According to Onno, there is a way "cheating" so that people in remote areas can get Internet access. With easygoing style and eccentric, he revealed the trick to build Internet networks in rural unreached internet provided by the government.
"Easy technique, capital is not expensive and not complicated. There is no need to use advanced tools as well," he said.
Enough to buy an antenna that looks like a TV antenna and antenna unanimous. Is then connected so that a repeater. Component price is quite affordable and can be purchased at electronics stores. For 3G networks, the price of the antennae can be more expensive.
The solution is meant by Onno is Open Base Transceiver Station, or shortened OpenBTS. OpenBTS is a software-based GSM BTS device, which allows mobile phone users to call and surf without using the mobile network operator.
"The signal is good, but this is unlawful," said Onno laughter from the participants.
Telecommunications equipment was never applied in Wamena, Papua. Onno said, because it is easy to get the ingredients and operate it, the elementary school teacher can assemble. (Read: Basics Assemble OpenBTS ala Onno Purbo)
However, once again reminded that the way to assemble Onno is not justified by law.@@STFXPCM@@
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