History Of The Internet, When Did It Start Entering Indonesia?

History Of The Internet, When Did It Start Entering Indonesia?

INTERNET is no longer a foreign term to the ears of modern society. This is because almost all aspects of life today have a strong connection to the internet. This network has also proven to be very useful for connecting many people from various regions without borders, from across cities, provinces, countries, and even across continents.

So since when have Indonesian people enjoyed internet network services that introduce the virtual world? The following is the explanation.

The first history of the internet

The history of the internet first began in the 1960s. Starting with the creation of Arpanet or Advanced Research Projects Agency Network.

Uniquely, previously the internet was only used for military purposes. As time goes by, the public can use the internet.

The internet first appeared in 1969. At that time the internet was just a computer network created by ARPA. ARPA is part of the United States Department of Defense. The project was named Arpanet.

The project obtained findings about how UNIX-based computer software can be combined with hardware. Therefore, its developers began to realize that it could help humans communicate long distances via telephone lines.

After that, in 1986 the domain name system was introduced to the public or what we now know as DNS, aka Domain Name System. DNS functions to equalize the address naming system on a computer network.

Starting in 1990, Arpanet was disbanded but the internet continues to grow today. Then in 1993, the internet started to become known among the public, marked by the emergence of a choice of websites.

In 1994, the internet began to enter Indonesia and was used by the public. At that time, IndoNet became the first commercial ISP in Indonesia which was the forerunner to the emergence of other internet access services in Indonesia.

History of the internet in Indonesia

According to Onno W. Purbo in his book on Information and Communication Technology, the history of the internet in Indonesia initially began around the 1990s. At that time, the internet was better known as Paguyuban Network.

Several names who have contributed greatly to internet development in Indonesia include M. Samik-Ibrahim, Suryono Adisoemarta, Muhammad Ihsan, Robby Soebiakto, Putu, Firman Siregar, Adi Indrayanto, and of course Onno W. Purbo. The period of internet network development in Indonesia occurred around 1992 to 1994. Each of these figures almost made a contribution through their expertise and dedication in building computer and internet networks in Indonesia.

The internet is slowly starting to experience quite good development. Thanks to the services of several previous names, the first ISP service in Indonesia was launched under the name Ipteknet in 1994. In the same year, PT IndoInternet or IndoNet, which was led part-time by Sanjaya, was successfully established and operating.

IndoNet itself is actually the first commercial ISP owned by Indonesia. Initially, IndoNet utilized a license from PT Lintas Arta. At that time, the initial connection to the internet from IndoNet was made using the dial-up method. (OL-14)

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