Singtel, Indonesia’s Telkom partner to develop regional data centre strategy
The companies will also collaborate to support Indonedia’s fixed broadband business.
Singtel and Indonesia’s Telkom have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop the former’s regional data centre strategy.
“As the largest digital economy in ASEAN, Indonesia is a strategic data centre market which expands our platform’s footprint to cover the three fastest-growing locations in the region – Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand,” Singtel Group CEO Yuen Kuan Moon said.
“The platform will support the digital transformation needs of customers wanting to deploy into Indonesia, and Indonesian businesses looking to grow beyond the country. We look forward to deepening our longstanding collaboration with Telkom to capitalise on the favourable trends and tremendous market opportunity.”
According to Singtel, the Southeast Asian region has shown robust growth in data centres with Singapore and Indonesia projected to account for over 60% by 2025.
Outside Indonesia, Singtel is also looking at the Thailand data centre market. Last February, the company signed a joint development agreement with Gulf Energy and Singtel’s regional associate AIS to develop Thailand’s data centres.
In a separate MoU, the companies have also agreed to collaborate in providing support for Telkomsel’s fixed-mobile convergence strategy with Telkom.
The strategy is expected to strengthen customer value proposition, in turn increasing customer lifetime value and household penetration.