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Indonesia ranks low on internet speed, Kominfo claims unfair

Tempo - October 3, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) mentioned that the calculation for the Southeast Asia-wide internet speed was unfair. Denny Setiawan, the Director of Resource Management of the SDPPI, stated that the comparable factor between countries was not equal.

"We will file a complaint to the parties responsible for the [internet] speed test. If we're being compared to Cambodia, I'll challenge India and China too," he said in Jakarta on Monday, October 2, 2023.

According to Denny, the calculation was unfair since Indonesia's geographical condition and the population are bigger than other Southeast Asian countries. The calculation by Ookla previously found Indonesia third at the bottom, only surpassing Cambodia and Myanmar.

The head of the Indonesian Internet Service Providers Association Muhammad Arif echoed Kominfo's statement. According to Arif, the calculation would be just if the comparable factor such as the size of the region is equal. "For example, if we compare Jakarta to Singapore, i would confidently say [Jakarta] is on par. I'm sure [Jakarta's internet] could reach 150 Mbps per user," he said.

Ookla on July 2023 reported that Indonesia with downloading speed of 24.21 Mbps only reigned superior to Cambodia with 23.74 Mbps and Myanmar with 23.31 Mbps.

Meanwhile, for the speed of fixed broadband, Indonesia also ranked 8th ahead of Cambodia with 22.35 Mbps and Myanmar with 19.41 Mbps.

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/1778991/indonesia-ranks-low-on-internet-speed-kominfo-claims-unfai