NeutraDC, also known as Telkom Data Ekosistem, which is a subsidiary of PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (Telkom), launched a partnership with Cisco, a multinational digital communications technology conglomerate corporation, that includes the Data Center for the Cisco Platform Mobile IoT (Control Center) and additional development related to Telkom’s Data Center network infrastructure using Software Define Network (SDN) technology. This collaboration will hasten the adoption of 5G technology and digitization in Indonesia and the ASEAN region.
Telkom, the foundation of digitalization in Indonesia, is attempting to speed up digitalization in the country and the ASEAN region in accordance with the directives of the Indonesian Minister of BUMN. The objective of the collaboration between NeutraDC and Cisco is to make available to the general public the advantages of IoT services and Software Define Network (SDN) technologies.
With an expected capacity of 5 million connections, NeutraDC’s data center facilities in the Asia-Pacific region will offer the Cisco IoT Control Center Platform. Furthermore, this collaboration would promote the expansion of Internet of Things (IoT) services for companies across Indonesia’s service provider industry, including Telkomsel, which has been offering digital IoT Control Center services to its enterprise customers.
According to Andreuw Th A.F., Ceo of NeutraDC, they have observed a substantial demand for IoT services from consumer electronics, smart buildings, smart cities, and smart energy. More than 14,000 businesses around the world use Cisco IoT Control Center, the IoT connectivity management platform of choice, as it leads the global IoT industry.
The IoT Control Center gives businesses the ability to scale up their IoT services in Indonesia and other ASEAN countries to suit changing customer needs and expectations while also enabling them to launch, manage, and monetize their IoT services. The service provider strategy blueprint will heavily rely on SDN technologies, network virtualization, and automation to build a DC network that enables new services in fast, flexible operations.
For Meygin Agustina, Country Director of Service Provider Business Cisco in Indonesia, service providers must be allowed to offer services in accordance with their business needs and not be constrained by technology. The collaboration between Cisco and Telkom will boost the country’s economic development and revenue in the IoT industry.