Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Indonesia does not have broadband roadmap

JAKARTA: The government does not have a road map (road map) broadband, although the penetration of Internet access network in the country is still very low at less than 2%.
Telematics and Utilization Deputy Assistant Deputy Coordinating Minister for Economic Infrastructure Coordination Satriya Eddy said that until now there is no roadmap to broadband in Indonesia, which together with the Coordinating Ministry for Economy and Society Telekomunikasi Indonesia Kadin Indonesia is preparing a road map to assist the development of Internet access at home. 

"Roadmap broadband as yet exist. Though broadband penetration of 10% will contribute to GDP growth terahadap [Gross Domestic Product] of 1.38%, "he told Business Today.
He explained Coordinating Ministry for Economy is preparing a master plan of the Indonesian economy which consists of 3 main discussion include economic corridors, connectivity, and information and communication technology (ICT). 

According to Eddy, the economic corridor will be supported by the connectivity and ICT infrastructure in which there are elements of broadband.
Based on statements from Kadin Indonesia, the government will target the broadband penetration rate of 30% in 2014 or growing 15-fold compared with current conditions.
With broadband penetration in Indonesia is only about 2%, meaning only about 1.2 million households connected to the Internet. Based on the Chamber of Commerce data, broadband penetration in Malaysia has reached 57%. 

Broadband is an Internet network access both fixed line (fixed line) or wireless or wireless access speeds at least 250 Kbps, although standards abroad at least 1 Mbps.
"There is no roadmap broadband is final, is still only under discussion only. Officially no, "he explained

Friday, March 11, 2011

What is the difference Coffee Espresso, Latte and Capucino?

Are You home coffeemade, maybe a little less familiar with various terms concoction of coffee drinks, such as espresso, latte, and capucino. Site for lovers of coffee, Coffeenerds, helps you to distinguish:
Remember, ist name just espresso, not Expresso. This is a very finely ground coffee is packed into a portafilter and put in an espresso machine. Water is heated to 190-197 degrees Fahrenheit 8-10 suppressed under atmospheric pressure through coffee portafilter refined to produce 1-2 ounces of espresso.

A good way to find out whether you are a high-quality espresso or not can be seen from the color and consistency of cream. If you add sugar, pour over the cream for 15-30 seconds.
Latte is a term popular in North America first. In Europe, the latte will likely be something that is only for your children. Or pengopi are still very young.
Many people confuse with a cappuccino latte. Latte is espresso in combination with the heated milk with water vapor (a kind of steamed). To give an idea of the ratio of ingredients, coffee and milk ideal ratio is 16:2.
A good barista will combine the foam, resulting from steam milk, and espresso together. This gives a mixed drink with the taste and texture are really yummy.
These drinks are often confused with a latte, but basically they are a different beverage. Cappuccino is made in a third general proportions. This means proper cappuccino is one third espresso, one third steamed milk, and a third of milk foam.
Espresso and steamed milk is poured together, the new ending with foam on top.

Cafe au lait
What is this? This is a drink made from 50 percent of black coffee and 50 percent whole milk. Experienced Barista will only make this drink of excellent quality coffee with pure, fresh milk, not the packaging.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

What is the difference Organic and RegulerSalted Eggs?

Organic eggs produced traditional duck breeders Indramayu regency, West Java, the more interest the consumer. These commodities are now sent down to Jakarta and other nearby towns. "Although more expensive than regular eggs, but the demand continues to increase," said one major businessman organic eggs from the Village Eretan Indramayu district, H Badori Tuesday.
What the heck, different organic eggs and regular eggs? "In addition to more savory taste, organic eggs produced from wild ducks rather than the cage is also more durable," he said.
According to him, duck eggs are kept stable in general use processed feed mill, where the food is mixed with chemicals so that the eggs were not good if the egg if it becomes salty. The condition, in contrast to the duck "Angon" (wild), a natural diet of rice fields and rivers.
"Wild duck eggs are capable of producing salted eggs are good with savory taste and long lasting, while the cage duck eggs taste less salty egg odor, Selian was not durable," he said.
He explained, though the price of duck eggs "Angon" quite expensive when compared to the duck pen, but the demand from consumers remained organic eggs produced by wild ducks are still high. Currently, one item of organic duck egg prices less than USD 1,300 per item, while the duck eggs enclosure less than USD 1,100 per item.
"The price of organic eggs supplied to Jakarta USD 1700 per item, the current market demand is often short supply because of production of eggs in our village is not maximized," he said. Meanwhile, the village head
Soge Salim  was admitted, traditional duck farmer in his village are able to increase welfare by efforts to supply organic eggs to Jakarta.

Malaysia's interest in Indonesian universities

Malaysia students is interest of a number of universities (PT) in Indonesia, especially the department of medicine, pharmacy, and engineering. PT Indonesia has a number of advantages when compared to universities in the country as well as a number of other countries.

The interest of Malaysian students to school in Indonesia is quite high, "said Education Attache Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (embassy) in Kuala Lumpur, Rusdi MA, on Wednesday.

A number of PT that much addressed by the citizens of Malaysia of whom are University of Indonesia (UI), Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Universitas Padjadjaran (Padjadjaran University), Institute of Technology Surabaya (ITS), University of Gadjah Mada (UGM), North Sumatra University (USU) and University of Andalas (Andalas).

"For example in the USU, many Malaysian students who went to medical school. Similarly with Andalas, is quite a lot. Indeed, during the earthquake of 2009, many who returned to his country. But right now, is back again," he said.

In the UI too many Malaysian students who went to medical school, while for many engineering majors at the ITB, or ITS, and for many the college faculties at UGM.

In 2005, the number of Malaysian students in Indonesia 2334, but in 2009 reached 5788 people, and 2010 (until May) the number 6086. Rusdi explain some of the factors that encourage students to continue education in Indonesia, Malaysia is a good quality, affordable cost of living, cultural and linguistic similarities, as well as the distance between the two countries are adjacent

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Chinese Products craze in Indonesia, already have 653 SNI

JAKARTA - Indonesia is expected to face the standards war between China and the production of domestic products, because the country has bought 653 product standardization Indonesia (SNI) since November 2010.
Head of the National Standardization Agency (BSN) Bambang Setiadi in Kuta, Bali, on Tuesday said the majority of Chinese production has been pocketed SNI include electrical and electronic products, mechanical and machinery.
"Chinese products that were previously widely circulated illegally, now would be legal, because it already meets the standards set. They expressed readiness to make the products according to ISO standards," he said at the meeting between the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that.
He said the role of standards in the global marketplace becomes increasingly widespread, in addition to a requirement to strengthen competitiveness, the standard has also been used for trade facilitation, protection of environmental functions, economic benefits and social welfare.
He explains, BSN has had at least 6800 standard product. But from these numbers, uptake among employers in the country remains very low. Currently, 30 percent list the new SNI pocketed entrepreneurs.
"From the 6800 standards, only about 1,300 to 1800 are used. This proves consciousness entrepreneurs in Indonesia have SNI label on their products is still low," he said. He added products in domestic production is threatened less competitive with products made in China.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Indonesia Tourism Development

Various international organizations including UN, World Bank and World Tourism Organization (WTO), has acknowledged that tourism is an integral part of human life, especially concerning social and economic activities. Starting from activities that previously only enjoyed by a handful of people who are relatively rich in the early 20th century, have now become part of human rights, as stated by John Naisbitt in his book Global Paradox namely, that "w here once travel was Considered a privilege of the moneyed elite, now it is Considered a basic human right. This happens not only in developed countries but began to be felt also in developing countries including Indonesia.
In this connection, various countries including Indonesia, were also enjoying the impact of increased tourism world, especially in the period 1990 to 1996. The storm of economic crisis that hit Indonesia since late 1997, is a very valuable experience for the Indonesian tourism community to re-positioning as well as the re-vitalization of Indonesian tourism. Besides, under Law No. 25 of 2000 on the National Planning Programme tourism get a new assignment to contribute to accelerate the national economic recovery and restore the image of Indonesia in the international world. Assignment is more complicated, especially when faced with new challenges due to the tragedy of 11 September 2001 in the United States.
Facing the challenges and opportunities, it has been done also changes the role of Government in the field of culture and tourism, which in the past acted as executor of development, is currently focused only on the tasks of government primarily as a facilitator for tourism activities undertaken by the private sector can grow more rapidly. The role of the facilitator here can be interpreted as creating a comfortable climate for perpetrators of cultural activities and tourism can be developed efficiently and effectively.
In addition, the tourism sub-sector was expected to move the people's economy, because the sector is considered the most prepared in terms of facilities, equipment and infrastructure compared to other business sectors. Hope was developed in a community empowerment strategy through the development of populist-based tourism or community-based tourism development.
Based on data cited in the WTO, in 2000 foreigners (tourists), the international reach of 698 million people are able to create a revenue of USD 476 billion. Growth in tourist numbers in the decade of the 90s by 4.2% while revenue growth of 7.3 percent of foreign tourists, even in 28 state revenue grew 15 cent per year.
While the number of domestic tourists in each country even greater in number and this group is the prime mover of the national economy. as an illustration in Indonesia the number of domestic tourists (wisnus) in 2000 amounted to 134 million with expenditures of Rp. 7.7 trillion. This number will further increase with the ease to access an area.
On the basis of these figures then pantutlah if tourism is categorized into the world's largest industrial group (the World's Largest Industry), as stated also by John Naisbitt in the book above. Approximately 8 percent of exports of goods and services, is generally derived from the tourism sector. And tourism has become the largest contributor in international trade from the services sector, approximately 37 percent, including 5-top exports 83% of the country categories at the WTO, the main source of foreign exchange in 38% of the country and in Southeast Asian tourism to contribute 10 -12 percent of GDP and 7-8 percent of total employement

Friday, February 18, 2011

Zhudan Break MURI record for Resilience Using Blackberry

How many hours you've used the Blackberry in a day. Zhudan Medi, a resident Cibinong, using a Blackberry for nine hours 25 minutes and 32 seconds without a break.

Zhudan managed to break the record for longest category using the Blackberry as well as a competition winner 'Addicted to Blackberry 3 in 1' which was held Axiata XL. Zhudan get a prize of Rp 25 million and Blackberry Unlimited XL package for a year.

Competition organized resistance using a Blackberry XL managed to enter the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI). Submission of charter MURI done Joseph Ngadri and received the Senior Manager of Blackberry XL Oni P Marbun.

Endurance competition using the Blackberry is part of the XL program Unlimited three in one (3in1). In this program offers a package of unlimited XL Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) full services are bundled with a free phone to fellow customers and SMS to all operators. For this service, customers cited USD 125 thousand for 30 days or a month. For services reluger BIS Unlimited applicable tariff Rp 99 thousand.

The program titled XL Unlimited three in one (3in1) is claimed to be the first in Asia. This program is a new''first implemented in Asia. XL is the first operator to provide this service,''said Senior Manager Blackberry, Oni Marbun.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Temasek Pay Fines Rp15 billion to Indonesia

Singapore-based investment company, Temasek Holdings has paid a fine of Rp 15 billion, equivalent to 2.2 million Singapore dollars for violating the Act anti-competitive in the Indonesian telecommunications sector.

In a statement, quoted by the Straits Times on Saturday (12/02/2011), the establishment of Temasek penalty payment is imposed by the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (Commission).

Known, the Commission decided in November 2007 that Temasek guilty of anti-competitive through the company's interests in the two largest domestic mobile phone operator in Indonesia.

"Temasek has informed the Commission and the Central Jakarta District Court that the State Property agency has admitted receiving payments from the Commission fined Temasek," said Senior Managing Director for Strategic Relations, Temasek Holdings, Goh Yong Siang.

He added that as a long-term investors with a policy made by the appropriate laws and regulations in all relevant jurisdictions, Temasek made payments in accordance with Indonesia's Supreme Court decision recently.

"Although Temasek had not been involved in operational decision-making or the price of PT Telkomsel or PT Indosat, and did not violate anti-monopoly law in Indonesia," he concluded.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Synergy Plan between Flexi and Esia Still Continues

Plan for business synergy Esia and  Flexi continues despite PT Bakrie Telecom Tbk (BTEL) and PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (TLKM) is still looking for the format.

"Consolidation is a good thing to happen. We are looking for a suitable format and schema. Customers need new innovations so we need to try to think of inorganic and consolidation but do not ignore the customer," said President Director of PT Bakrie Telecom Tbk Anindya Bakrie, Tuesday (8 / 3 ) in Jakarta.

According to Anindya, these statements require proper format and timing. This is because both companies are public companies plus PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk, including SOEs. Consolidation esia flexi and also must pay attention to customers for good service. "Our goal is to increase shareholder value and stakeholder. We are now looking for the format," says Anindya.

Previous Minister of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Mustafa Abubakar said, the ministry SOEs submit fully process and Esia Flexi synergy to the management of each

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rumah Zakat Build Water Well in All Remote Areas of Indonesia

JAKARTA - House Zakat, through a program to provide clean water and public sanitation, to December 2010 has built 137 water well (wells) in all corners of Indonesia.
The function of clean water is vital for life. By building a water well, public sanitation to the needs of the community will need clean water for bathing, washing, and cooking can be sufficient. Similarly, Zakat House press release received by Antara here on Wednesday (16 / 2).
Fun and excitement apparent on the face of citizens of West Koya, Tami Muara District, the City of Jayapura. Because, they end in January 2011 and only then get help water well.
Zakat house also build a water well in the evacuation of Merapi. As the exact location on Shelter Sakinah Mandiri, Kalasan, Sleman, Yogyakarta. At the end of December 2010, a water well is able to assist 20 households (HH). Previous Home Zakat with Unilever is also distributing aid clean water for consumption.
Means of a water well is manifested in two bathrooms, one toilet, and washing clothes. "When making temporary shelters, the main priority is shelter. Bathing Wash Privy (MCK) can in homes or mosques around," said refugee coordinator, Ngatemin.
In the process, MCK activity which is still riding on the citizens of which creates a feeling ewuh (uncomfortable) for refugees. "Not good with people here. Latrines they are so full," added Ngatemin.
With the construction of a water well, environmental health can be maintained despite the temporary shelters set up in rice fields. "We do not add as much as possible the burden of refugees with the diseases caused by unhealthy environments. One of them by building a water well," said Didik Agus, Member Relationship Officer Zakat House Yogyakarta Branch.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Alhamdulillah! Government to launch Shariah SPN

 JAKARTA - The government plans to issue short-term government securities or treasury islamic sharia (Islamic SPN) in March. "We're meeting with Bank Indonesia, we're preparing for the issuance of Islamic NES. We ask the Bank to prepare its infrastructure, approximately one month ahead. If it can be faster, we will be faster in determining the schedule," said Director General of Debt Management Kemenkeu, Rahmat Waluyanto in Jakarta on Monday (21 / 2).

He states, NES Sharia will be tenured one year and will likely be given in return for a discount. "Based on the explanation of BI, the infrastructure is now just ready for the NES at a discount. To SPN Sharia whether it could at a discount? SPN sharia just like the NES, using a discount. If short-term benefits are usually not the coupons, but discounts. So there should be no change in the design of infrastructure BI, "he said.

he said the issuance of Sharia SPN will provide more alternatives to the public in selecting investment instruments. "The market needs of SPN Shariah also great, especially for liquidity management of Islamic banks. Usually they use the SBI Syariah. With the NES Sharia, would be easier," he said.

At the same grace also reveals that the government would return tendered securities islamic countries (SBSN) or sovereign state on March 1, 2011 with an indicative amount of Rp 1 trillion. "After the (retail sukuk) SR003, in March we will auction off the regular sukuk. indicative target of Rp 1 trillion, but this depends on demand. If height can upsize," said Rahmat.

Rahmat said the state sukuk series that will be auctioned off is a series IFR0005 (reopening) with a tenor of six-year 9.0 percent coupon, IFR0007 (reopening) with a tenor of 14 years of 10.25 percent, IFR0006 (reopening) with a tenor of 10 years of 10.25 percent, IFR0009 (new issue) with a tenor of 10 years, IFR0010 (new issue) with a tenor of 25 years.