New Personal Information Provision for Pre-Paid SIM-Card Registration
The Ministry of Communication and Informatics has issued Regulation No. 21 of 2017, which makes a second amendment to Ministry Regulation No. 12 of 2016 on the Registration of Telecommunications Service Customers. Regulation 12/2016 has already been amended once previously through the issuance of Ministry Regulation No. 14 of 2017.
Selection Procedure for Users of the 2.1 GHz Radio-Frequency and the 2.3 GHz Radio-Frequency Bands for the Organization of Mobile Cellular Networks in 2017
The Ministry of Communication and Informatics has issued Regulation No. 20 of 2017 on Selection Procedures for Users of the 2.1 GHz Radio-Frequency and the 2.3 GHz Radio-Frequency Bands for the Organization of Mobile Cellular Networks in 2017, which serve as an implementation of Article 11 of Ministry Regulation No. 4 of 2015 on Operational Provisions and Licensing Procedures for the Utilization of the Radio-Frequency Spectrum, which required procedures for the selection of users of the 2.1 GHz radio-frequency and the 2.3 GHz radio-frequency bands to be further regulated.
Deadline Extended for the Registration of Telecommunications Service Customers
In order to push back the deadline for the mandatory registration of pre-paid telecommunications service customers, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has issued Regulation No. 14 of 2017, which amends Ministry Regulation No. 12 of 2016 on the Registration of Telecommunications Service Customers.
Draft Ministerial Regulation on Over-the-Top Services/Contents
In order to adjust to rapid growth in the world’s digital economy, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology is currently deliberating a Draft Ministerial Regulation on the Provision of Application Services and/or Contents through the Internet. This Draft Regulation basically sets out several provisions which relate to the following matters: 1) Over-the-Top (OTT) Providers; 2) Registration of OTT providers; 3) Obligations of OTT providers; 4) Cooperation for the provision of OTT services; 5) Supervision and control; 6) National forum policy on OTT services; and 7) Bandwidth-management sanctions.
Provisions on the Use of Radio-Frequency Band Technology for the Organization of Mobile Cellular Networks Reformulated
In a bid to adjust to the latest developments in radio-frequency band technology, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics has issued Regulation No. 12 of 2017 on the Use of Technology in the 450 MHz, 900 MHz, 2.1 GHz and 2.3 GHz Radio-Frequency Bands for the Organization of Mobile Cellular Networks. In brief, Regulation 12/2017 further classifies four types of radio-frequency bands which can be selected by cellular mobile-network providers, seeks to promote neutral technology in order to improve the use of the radio-frequency spectrum with respect to wireless technology, and sets out obligations for cellular mobile-network providers.
Draft Bill on Broadcasting
The House of Representatives is currently deliberating the Draft Bill on Broadcasting, which will repeal and replace the now obsolete Law No. 32 of 2002 on Broadcasting if it is ultimately passed. The Draft Bill is basically aiming to improve the quality of the broadcasting sector across Indonesia and with goal in mind sets out a comprehensive and updated framework which addresses broadcasting matters by revising the various provisions which are outlined under the current Broadcasting Law. The Draft Bill also addresses a number of new matters, such as the use of the internet in the provision of broadcasting services, special broadcasting institutions and the digitalization of broadcasting services.
Provisions on the Organization of Internet-Telephony Services Simplified
The simplification of the various provisions which relate to the organization of internet-telephony services have now been realized by the Ministry of Communication and Informatics through the issuance of Regulation No. 8 of 2017. Generally speaking, the new regulation seeks to codify all of the relevant provisions relating to said services which were initially regulated under Ministry of Transportation Decree No. KM 23 of 2002, as well as the amendments that were made under Ministry of Transportation Decree No. KM 31 of 2004 and Ministry of Communication and Informatics Regulation No. 7/P/M.KOMINFO/5/2005.
PNBP Tariffs for Indonesian Domain-Name Management Rights
The Indonesian Domain Name Registry is required to pay contributions from the revenues that it generates for the provision of domain-name registration services. With this requirement in mind, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics has just issued Regulation No. 10 of 2017, which sets out a number of new provisions relating to this obligation, including the mechanism for the calculation and collection of such contributions, as well as verification and examination procedures relating to paid contributions, and administrative sanctions for non-compliance with the various obligations contained within the regulation.
New Regulation on the Organization of Internet-Protocol Television Services
In a bid to simplify provisions relating to internet-protocol television services, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics has issued Regulation No. 6 of 2017 on the Organization of Internet-Protocol Television Services. This new regulation repeals and replaces Ministerial Regulation No. 11/PER/M.KOMINFO/07/2010, which addressed the same matters, as well as its amendment, Ministerial Regulation No. 15 of 2014. The new regulation comprises of a total of 36 articles, which encompass provisions relating to the scope of internet-protocol television (IPTV) services, IPTV service providers, networks and device systems, service areas and quality, content, and procedures and requirements for the securing of approval for the organization of IPTV services.
Provisions for Operating Content-Provider Services via Mobile Networks Simplified
In a bid to support the realization of a more effective and efficient economy and an improved investment sector within Indonesia, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics has issued Regulation No. 9 of 2017, which simplifies provisions relating to the operation of content-provider services via mobile networks. Such services were previously regulated under Ministerial Regulation No. 21 of 2013 and its amendments. Comprising of 43 Articles, the new regulation covers a broad spectrum and encompasses types of operators, scope of contents, mechanisms for the provision of contents, as well as requirements and procedures for the securing of the required licenses.