Net1 Indonesia, a 4G LTE mobile data broadband provider, has announced its availability in 10 exotic tourism destinations in Indonesia.
This aims to provide sufficient internet access for those who are traveling back to hometown and spending long holiday. By providing 4G LTE service in tourism destinations, especially those in remote area, Net1 Indonesia hopes to help people to share their holiday story and photos through social media.
The destinations include:
Samosir Island in North Sumatera
Takengon Fresh Sea Lake in Aceh
Tiu Kelep Waterfall in Lombok – West Nusa Tenggara
Tanjung Kelayang Beach in Belitung
Situ Cileunca in Pangalengan – West Java
Tanjung Bira in Bulukumba – South Sulawesi
Bukittinggi in West Sumatra
Gili Trawangan in Lombok
Karimun Jawa Island in Central Java
Mandalika in West Nusa Tenggara
“The existence of Net1 Indonesia in those 10 tourism spots with adequate 4G LTE based internet access is to facilitate the travelers and tourists to stay in touch with family and friends, yet still exist in social media. The connection provision in those spots is also reflecting our commitment to support the government programs to boosting the tourism industry through the brand of Wonderful Indonesia,” said Larry Ridwan, Chief Executive Officer of Net1 Indonesia.
“Travelers, especially millennials, cannot be separated from their smartphone and 4G data connections, they will stay exist during their trip to hometown and the whole long holiday. They usually share photos of food or unique tourist spots through social media. In line with this trend, Net1 Indonesia is triggered to expand its coverage in tourism destinations especially in rural areas,” Larry added.
Net1 Indonesia owns 450 MHz low frequency spectrum to expand the 4G coverage in rural areas of Indonesia. The 450 MHz spectrum enables Net1 Indonesia to cover 100 kilometer radius area with one BTS.
Tourism is mentioned to be one of sectors with potential investment growth this year beside e-commerce. Indonesia’s tourism is considered to be the most sustainable commodity yet reaching to the lowest level of society. This sectors is rapidly growing compared to other leading commodities, among others are oil & gas, coal, and palm oil. Furthermore, the tourism sector will grow more economic centers throughout the country.
Based on data from The World Economic Forum, Indonesia’s tourism competitiveness is continuously making positive leap from the ranks 70th in 2013 to 50th in 2015. In 2017, Indonesia’s tourism competitiveness index has climbed 8 places to 42th and is targeted to reach the 30th position by 2018.