Friday, 22 February, 2008 | 17:49 WIB
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: The Malang Municipal Government once again is cooperating with NTT Advance Technology Corporation, a telecommunication company in the information technology sector of Japan.
The cooperation form is training and installing the Wireless Internet Protocol Access System (WIPAS) information technology network. “WIPAS will connect school networks in Malang with Japan and the countries joined in the Asia Pacific Telecommunication (APT),” said Head of Data & the Electronics Bureau of Malang government, Tri Widyani, Friday (22/2).
The choice of NTT Advance Technology Corporation (ATC) fell to Malang as Malang is regarded as specializing in e-government. This cooperation is a continuation to the cooperation between Brawijaya University (Unibraw), Malang and Keio University, NTT ATC and the Malang government which started last year.
The cooperation has been carried out in 2007. At that time WIPAS was only installed in seven locations: State Junior High School (SMPN) 1, State Senior High School 3, SMAN 4, SMAN 9, Puskowanjati, Unibraw and Malang government's Data & Electronic Processing Bureau. The installation will be increased to 19 locations. Out of that number, 14 locations will be in schools and five district offices, including role model schools, State Islamic Junior High School (MIN), State Vocational Schools (SMKN) 4 and Grafika Vocational Schools. “WIPAS installation in schools makes it easier to access to learning modules from Japan as the materials for learning enrichment,” said Tri Widyani.
The use of WIPAS-based internet technology will increase the Internet network capacity in Malang government’s scope. So far the network that is used is a wireless-based network. According to Tri, WIPAS' power is far higher than the wireless. By using WIPAS, the power will go up from 15 Khz to above 26 Khz. “This is very helpful for faster data access,” said Tri.