Indonesia’s leading telecommunication service provider, Telkom Indonesia, has announced a strategic partnership with Dutch network operator Everynet BV to accelerate the rollout of Internet of Things infrastructure in the country.
Everynet will be working with Telkom Indonesia to invest, build and operate LoRaWAN network to steer digital transformation in the country. LoRaWAN is a low-power, wide-range area network that allows for internet connectivity, management and monitoring of devices and end-user applications in a specific area.
“Providing this neutral-host IoT infrastructure will be a big step forward and aligns with the government’s intent to enable smart cities with common platforms,” said I Ketut Agung Enriko, Telkom Indonesia’s Head of IoT.
As a result of a neutral-host and open technical architecture, Indonesia’s mobile network operators, application service providers, managed service providers, and internet service providers are said to benefit from this collaboration, scaling the LoRaWAN IoT services at a lower cost and a shorter time-to-revenue turnaround.
“Our goal is to enable all IOT players to bring their own specialist focus and domain expertise to drive digital transformation on a massive scale,” added Mr. Enriko.
Everynet will work to develop the local ecosystem of IoT suppliers and systems integrators to generate sustainable growth and drive Indonesia’s local economy.
“Over the last year, Everynet has been laying the groundwork along with our partner Telkom Indonesia to ensure full compliance with the stringent national requirements. We were among the first to achieve Kominfo approvals, and so were first to deploy pilot coverage and successful trials in Indonesia, which we undertook in Bali,” said Lawrence Latham, CEO of Everynet.
Once the IoT infrastructures are installed, the country will benefit from a range of services, including remote infrastructure monitoring, natural-disaster mitigation, healthcare response to COVID19, metering and smart grid, smart lighting, and freight shipping logistics.
“The increasing deployment of large scale LoRaWAN networks using Semtech’s LoRa devices reflects a trend toward the growing adoption of IoT globally. In addition, applications leveraging LoRaWAN deliver simple, highly efficient, flexible, and secure IoT solutions,” says Marc Pegulu, Vice President of IoT for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group.
The network is ready now for the business community of systems integrators, service providers, developers and end-users in several cities in Indonesia.