Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) is increasing oversight of the use of illegal radio frequency spectrum (SFR), at the peak of the 43rd ASEAN Summit (Summit) in Jakarta on 5-7 September 2023.
“We are monitoring with clearances radio frequency. The check took place during the 43rd ASEAN Summit in order to minimize frequency disturbances,” said the Director General of Resources and Equipment of Post and Information Technology (Dirjen SDPPI) of the Ministry of Communication and Informatics Ismail, in a written statement, Tuesday (4/9/2023).
Monitoring is carried out for the prevention and supervision of the use of illegal devices that have the potential to disrupt the smooth running of the event for the presence of VVIP state guests. This frequency monitoring is intended to test the readiness of telecommunications infrastructure (network connections), monitor the potential use of signal suppression devices, as well as inspect the exchange of information packets during the 43rd ASEAN Summit.
“Our team oversees the use of Wi-Fi frequencies to connect to the internet. Then cellular is the focus of all state guests. We coordinate the readiness of telecommunications infrastructure, because most of the rooms in the main venues, urban forests and media centers rely heavily on Wi-Fi networks. and LAN. Our team ensures that there is no intervention from outsiders or external parties,” he explained.
Frequency monitoring will be carried out more intensively to anticipate the potential use of signal suppression devices and to ensure that all security frequencies for Heads of State or VVIPs, delegates, organizers and the media can be used properly without interference.
“We are monitoring the frequency spectrum, including the microphone that will be used by President Joko Widodo in leading tomorrow’s session. Monitoring is also for sensitive devices such as cameras or Internet of Things (IoT)s,” he said.
Ismail added that this effort was also accompanied by the issuance of a circular order Internet Service Providers (ISP) around the JCC area turned off potentially disruptive signals during the 43rd ASEAN Summit.
In addition, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics also coordinates with relevant partners to find out the frequency allocation that will be used by the participating countries of the 43rd ASEAN Summit.
“It’s not easy, because we have to coordinate with all the Presidential Guards (paspampres) of each head of state to compromise the use of this signal suppression tool. So, we continue to coordinate with them to help carry out inspections of the information flow process from the start of the opening to the event. as a whole,” concluded Ismail.
He also revealed that each country has its own frequency spectrum allocation so that every organization or delegation that wants to use a radio frequency spectrum in Indonesia must be evaluated.
“If we find a device that has a different frequency with Indonesia, we advise it not to turn it on. Even if there is, it is limited to not using it. Later, please bring it back,” said Ismail.