Sophisticated, IKN Will Have Flying Taxis! Tech – 2 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The National Capital City (IKN) ‘Nusantara’ will be covered in a number of advanced technologies, from the implementation of 5G to plans for the existence of flying taxis.

Minister of Communication and Information Budi Arie Setiadi confirmed that IKN will be supported by a 5G network. Because, Nusantara will implement a smart city design.

“Look, if IKN has to do 5G, it’s a smart city, but it’s only 50 Mbps. [Kalau tidak 5G] not smart,” said Budi at the Digital Creative Leadership Forum, in Jakarta, Thursday (9/11/20230).


The 5G network will be implemented in all sectors. Starting from the government, schools, hospitals and transportation in IKN will use fast internet.

Budi said the 5G network was being worked on in parallel at IKN. However, he has not specified when the fast internet will be fully operational later.

When met on the same occasion, the Head of the IKN Authority, Bambang Susantono, revealed that there would be flying taxis at IKN. Now, the transportation is in the proof-of-concept stage together with Hyundai.

“We are collaborating with Hyundai for sky taxis,” said Bambang.

The flying taxi will be able to accommodate four people with one pilot. Later it will be used to move people from one place to another, especially for the archipelago and its surroundings.

“It can transport residents from one place to another, mainly from Samarinda, Balikpapan and the archipelago,” he explained.

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