Among ASEAN countries, Indonesia is the country with the largest population. Indonesia is also expected to become one of the countries with the largest digital economy power in the world by 2025.
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the transition of digital services more than expected, encouraging the development of the Information and Communication Technology sector in Indonesia to lead economic growth in 2022.
According to the projection of the Fiscal Policy Agency (BKF), the Information and Communication Technology sector will experience growth of 9.8 to 10.3 percent in 2022.
Digital technology has fundamentally changed the way we live, reducing the amount of time it takes to complete tasks and even changing the way we interact with one another.
“In 2021, the digital economy will hit an all-time high despite the pandemic.
Here is a summary of some of the best technology predictions for 2022 version of F5 Networks:
1. Mobile services
In June 2021, Telkomsel launched its first commercial 5G network service in several cities such as Balikpapan, Medan and Surakarta, and expanded its services to five other cities. Other telecommunications companies such as Indosat Ooredoo also have 5G networks in five cities in Indonesia.
In some locations today, 5G networks have been operating for several months and as a result, cellular services will start reaching more users. The ubiquitous presence of cellular phones/smartphones has become one of the equalizers, enabling services that were previously impossible.
5G networks have many desirable benefits, including lower latency, making it easier for systems to react quickly to changes; stronger network coverage (especially indoors); and increased throughput (which will make the streaming signal even more reliable).
In the near future, the 5G network in Indonesia will be a driving force for economic recovery, paving the way for empowering small and medium enterprises, educating digital talent, and enabling the development of smart cities.
2. E-commerce Security
Digital and e-commerce transactions will experience a huge surge, thanks to the convenience, security and flexibility offered amidst Covid-19.
Currently there are more opportunities for consumers to make purchases through their devices, and this is predicted to drive digital transactions in Indonesia to reach USD37 billion by 2022.
More and more people are already using digital payments on a regular basis, especially with the widespread Buy Now program, Pay Later (BNPL), which raises the need for online transaction security.
3. AI and Cloud Computing
One of the most significant impacts will occur in the area of software development.
In 2022, AI-powered software development will be carried out, so that there will be an automatic replacement of human power with machine power. This shift will result in faster, better, and more reliable software products.
In the business world, cloud online storage will continue to evolve through customized solutions. This solution will enable the cloud to become a transformation solution for warehouses, restaurants, retail stores, and more.
“With the advent of technology, companies are more vulnerable to security breaches. Their IT tools, expertise, processes and analytical capabilities need to be improved through the use of AI and cloud management,” added Surung.
Edge computing happens locally and not on remote servers. In contrast, edge computing processes data from the origin.
4. Crypto and NFT
Cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFT) will continue to grow in popularity.