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IoT tops Indonesia’s priority for Industrial Revolution 4.0

The Indonesian government has launched the Making Indonesia 4.0 to prepare the country for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0).

According to the recent report, the Ministry of Industry initiated the road map, which will serve as the strategy and the direction that will guide the national industries and will develop them to be globally competitive.

Making Indonesia 4.0 aims to make the country a part of the top 10 countries with the strongest economy in the world by 2030.

The five manufacturing sectors that will be pioneering this goal, as mentioned in the road map, are the food and beverage industry; textile and clothing; automotive; chemical; and electronics.

Successful provision of infrastructures as well as information and communications technology (ICT) will prepare the manufacturing sector for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

These disruptive technologies include the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), mobility, virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR), sensors and automation systems.

IoT will be one of the backbones of the adoption of Industrial Revolution 4.0 in Indonesia. It is considered to be ‘The Next Big Thing’ in the telecommunications industry.

IoT refers to the network of physical devices, vehicles, household appliances, and other items planted with electronic devices, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity, which enable them to connect to the internet in order to collect and exchange data.

Vital to the successful adoption of IoT are connectivity, data security, and interoperability, among others.

There must be regulations in place to oversee IoT implementation. The government recognises this and will be taking the initiative in developing the IoT model in the country.

The Ministry of Communications and Informatics and the Ministry of Industry have prepared a number of regulations that would make IoT even bigger in Indonesia.

Moreover, the government is also launching several initiatives that will improve national industry competitiveness.

The Ministry of Industry will be opening eight human resource (HR) development centres that will focus on the digital industry in Indonesia. One of these centres will be focusing on IoT.

It was reported recently that the potential value of IoT in Indonesia is expected to reach US$ 30 billion (IDR 444 trillion) by 2022.

The Internet of Things Network Planning Training was reported earlier. Organised by the Ministry of Communications and Informatics, together with the International Telecommunication Union, and supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Communication and Arts.

The training was aimed at understanding new processes and approaches in the planning for the future of IoT networks.

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