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Indonesia Transportation Infrastructure will be supported By Satellite

by Sebastianus Epifany Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 14:45

JAKARTA - Modern transportation infrastructure such as airports and ports rely heavily on information technology especially in the geographical condition like in Indonesia. Be it for the needs of logistics data, weather forecast information, navigation, and other data communications. Hence PT Universal Satellite Indonesia provides a solution by planning to launch a satellite in 2020.

PT Universal Satellite Indonesia (UNISAT) in collaboration with the Russian Intersputnik will launch a satellite to support the needs of information technology in the transportation sector. It received the full support from the Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi who attended the signing agreement of the Orbital Slot between UNISAT with Russian Intersputnik, Tuesday (28/02/2017) at the Mandarin Hotel Jakarta.

"I am pleased to witness the signing of UNISAT cooperation with Russian Intersputnik in order to prepare UNISAT satellite launch in 2020. This is a locally-made satellite. We should support," said Budi Karya Sumadi as reported from Dephub.go.id (28/02/2017)

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi also appreciates his colleagues, the Minister of Communications and Information Rudiantara who have been working to develop technology information through the provision of Satellite. He said, "It is very useful to support the IT development of the transport sector. I appreciated the Minister of Communications and Information (Menkominfo,-ed) Rudiantara who have been working to improve the connectivity of people and goods through the development of information technology."

The provision of this satellite is expected to improve the information technology system of the national transportation both in airports, ports, railway stations and bus terminals.

"Increased development in the transport sector will also have an impact on improving the economic, educational and political stability," added Budi Karya Sumadi.

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