ERIC Number: ED246858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Telecommunication Services for the Transfer of Information and Data: A Case Study in Indonesia.
Battu, Daniel Pierre; Rose, John B.
This study on the use of telecommunications to improve access to the specialized information needed for development was conducted by a national team and carried out through a series of meetings in Jakarta and Bandung. Persons contacted included Indonesian officials responsible for national development in information and telecommunications, actual and potential major users of data communications, and officials of two regional organizations. A general discussion of the Indonesian situation is followed by a review of current data communication technology, including computer networks, data networks, and ISDN (integrated services digital networks); packet switched data networks; satellite communication; the SATNET experiment; and tele-informatics services. The existing Indonesian telecommunications network is described as well as the development of national telecommunications services, PACKSATNET, and international facilities and regional cooperation. Specialized, organizational, and general information services and needs are discussed, and national strategy options are examined with a look at development strategy for a National Packet Switching Network (NPSN), telecommunications technology for the NPSN, improvement of access to PACKSATNET through PSTN (public switched telephone network) connections, international data connections, Telex aspects, operational aspects and maintenance, databases and computer facilities, tele-informatics services, and investments. International strategy options are also addressed. Conclusions and recommendations cover national policy, regional and international cooperation, marketing and tariff strategy/user awareness, investments, human resources, standards/local manufacture of equipment, and research and development. Twenty-eight references, eight appendices, and sixteen figures are included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). General Information Programme.
Identifiers: Indonesia; International Telecommunication Union; UNESCO
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