Thursday, January 20, 2005

Liberation of 2.4 GHz in Indonesia

It's official now. Directorate General of Post and Telecommunication has officially liberated 2.4 GHz in Indonesia. (Does anybody have the official announcement?) I still don't know the implication. Whether we will have (yet another) 2,4 GHz war or not is something to be seen.

A while ago I wrote an opinion article in InfoLinux magazine saying that the lack of regulation will create "tragedy of the commons". It has happened a couple years ago when warnet (warung internet = internet cafes) in Indonesia started to use 2,4 Ghz. Interference was a big problem. (And everybody started installing power amplifier.) It was a "wireless-wild-world" situation. Let's go west ...

No comments: