Indonesia – Path towards a digital Society with GSMA & TIP
GSMA, the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), Telkom University and mobile network operators launch TIP Community Lab – the first stage of a comprehensive plan to significantly improve connectivity in Indonesia by developing, testing and deploying new technology
As part of efforts to significantly improve connectivity in Indonesia, a new TIP Community Lab and center of excellence is launching as the first stage of a new, multi-year collaboration between the GSMA, TIP, the Indonesian government, Telkom University and mobile network operators (MNOs) to support the country’s ‘Making Indonesia 4.0’ program. This collaboration will seek to advance digital and economic growth in Indonesia through testing and validating standards-based TIP open and disaggregated network technologies in the Lab and in the field, advance the deployment of commercially viable solutions, build a local talent pool, and foster a robust and diverse telecoms ecosystem, including a startup economy.
Indonesia is one of the GSMA’s Leading Nations in the Asia Pacific region and is strongly positioned to become a digital economy powerhouse in Southeast Asia. Improved connectivity is a critical component of the country’s digital revolution. Although there are currently 61 million Indonesians without access to the internet, by 2025 Indonesia is projected to be the third-largest smartphone market in the world – and to have an additional 44 million citizens using mobile internet, on predominantly 4G services*.
A presentation of this new collaboration had taken place on July 22nd at 14:00 WIB (08:00 BST). The session participants included Dr. Ismail from Kominfo, executives from the GSMA and TIP, Prof Dr. Adiwijaya from the Telkom University, and CXOs from Indonesia’s mobile network operators. A press conference was scheduled at the end of the webinar. There were 220+ participants attended the webinar and more than 33 coverage in various news media.
For details of this collaboration, please refer to the press release here.
* GMSA ‘Spotlight on Indonesia: Seizing the digital transition opportunity now’ February 2020