Indonesia's education ministry has ensured that all schools across the country would be plugged into the digital economy. The Departemen Pendidikan Nasional Republik Indonesia (DIKNAS) has completed the first phase of a nationwide virtual private network (VPN) in late 2006.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Indonesia's largest telecommunications service provider, PT Telkom and Siemens Communications manage the project with Juniper Networks' J2300 routers forming the base of the new VPN. The network will provide connectivity and access to database applications, videoconferencing and other applications that support the operation of Indonesia's education system. According to DIKNAS, ICT is playing major role in national education policy. The multiyear plan to enhance Indonesia's quality of education includes using ICT to further develop the teaching and learning process, as well as the administration and management of education services.