IndiHome-Telkomsel Error, Expert Says Difficult to Fix Marine Cables

IndiHome and Telkomsel networks are still having errors on the fourth day of the impact of the submarine cable breaking, the expert also explained the old problem of renewing the submarine cable

IndiHome and Telkomsel networks are still having errors on the fourth day of the impact of the submarine cable breaking, the expert also explained the old problem of renewing the submarine cable

Netgenz - Technology | Experts say that the length of time it takes to renew a broken or destroyed submarine cable is the same as that which interferes with IndiHome and Telkomsel's internet connections, depending on several things. There are many things to consider such as the availability of ships, the state of ocean currents, to how chronic the damage is. "It depends on the damage. If it occurs at the overlay boundary where there is a lot of traffic or deep or strong currents, as long as there is a special ship for overlays and renewals, the connection process itself will take a while," explained Muhammad Salahuddien Manggalanny, Deputy Chairman of the Indonesia Security Incident Response Team. on Internet Infrastructure (ID-SIRTII) when contacted by, Wednesday (22/9).

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According to Salahuddien, the reconciliation process was carried out by carrying the cable from the seabed to the renewal ship and reconnecting it. "When it is finished, it will be lowered back to the seabed according to the overlay lane," he said. According to Salahuddien, the length of time for renewal will depend on the queue of the renewal ship or if the ship's location is far from the point of damage. The problem is the number of submarine cable overlay ships that also contribute to the renewal is small around the world.

"So always waiting in line and fighting for focus," he continued. Seirama, Executive Director of the Indonesia ICT Institute, Heru Sutadi, explained that the more problems there are, the more time is needed to complete the reforms. "The first is the availability of ships for renewal. How many points are broken, the more they will need to be updated. Continue to access the location and don't miss the depth of the sea," Heru said to via text message, Tuesday (21/9). Heru explained that the deeper the status of the broken submarine cable, the more difficult it took to build and the steps to renew it.

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It is known, the Telkom Group said that the problem with internet service at the IndiHome operator at the end of last week was due to a problem with the mechanism of the Jasuka (Java, Sumatra, and Kalimantan) submarine cable at the Batam-Pontianak boundary. Telkom's Vice President of Corporate Communication, Pujo Pramono, explained that Telkomsel and Indihome service problems were detected from a point about 1.5 km off the coast of Batam at a depth of 20 meters. at sea level. The Jasuka sea mechanism as a submarine cable owned by Telkom was built in 2009 and completed in 2011. Based on data from the Submarine Cable Map, the submarine cable stretches for 10,860 km.

For information, Cable Jasuka has 17 landing points spread across Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, and Malaysia. The points are in Bandar Lampung, Batam, Baturaja, Dumai, Jakarta, Jambi, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Pontianak, Rantau Prapat, Sibolga Tanjung Pakis, Tanjung Pandan, Tebing Tinggi, and Bandar Bukit Tinggi in Selangor, Malaysia.

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Telkom claims Jasuka is one of the longest sea cable lines in the world. The cable installation consists of four 40G channels which can accommodate up to 16 times the conservative line. Telkom made the mechanism for the Java-Sumatra-Kalimantan submarine cable as an effort from the Indonesia Digital Network. The target is that 90% of cities and districts in Indonesia are connected to broadband networks by 2015.

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