|By RealWire News Distribution||
|August 29, 2014 04:43 AM EDT||
29 August, 2014 - Telstra and Telkom Indonesia today finalised a joint venture (JV) agreement to provide Network Application and Services to Indonesian enterprises, multi-nationals and Australian companies operating in Indonesia.
Network Application and Services (NAS) support business continuity, operational efficiency and productivity improvement and protect business information, allowing enterprises to focus more on their core business and end customers.
Telstra Global Enterprise and Services Group Executive, Brendon Riley, said the joint venture brings together two of the region's leading telecommunication and enterprise service providers in a strategic partnership to deliver NAS for enterprises operating in Indonesia.
"The JV is an important step in Telstra's Asia strategy and aligns with our aim to build new growth businesses that leverage the strengths of our unique NAS capabilities. We are excited to build a new market of enterprise solutions with Telkom," Mr Riley said.
"By partnering with Telkom Indonesia in the fast growing NAS market we leverage local expertise, a respected brand and service capabilities. The JV will deliver locally supported managed data network and security services, as well as cloud and unified communications services.
"The JV will offer an integrated end to end service, unique in the Indonesian market, by enabling NAS to be bundled with Telkom's connectivity and sold through Telkom Indonesia and Telstra's enterprise sales' teams," Mr Riley said.
"We believe the JV NAS will grow significantly not only because of the partnership with Telstra, but also considering Telkom's capabilities in network and data centre, as well as Telkom's strong position in the enterprise market segment which is the target market of NAS," said Arief Yahya, CEO of Telkom.
The JV will be led by CEO Phill Sporton. Mr Sporton was most recently Executive Director Customer Service Delivery for Telstra, leading a team of over 15,000 people across three continents.
"Phill has extensive experience in technology engineering, network planning and design, information technology and project management, which puts him in a great position to lead the JV," Mr Riley said.
The JV aims to begin serving NAS solutions to enterprise customers in Indonesia in 2015.
About PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk. ("Telkom") is the largest telecommunication and network service provider in Indonesia. Serving millions of customers nationwide, Telkom provide a strong portfolio of information and communication services, including fixed wireline and fixed wireless telephone, mobile cellular, data and internet, and network and interconnection services, directly or through the subsidiaries. Telkom have broadened business portfolio to encompass TIMES - Telecommunication, Information, Media and Edutainment. Telkom's shares are listed in the Indonesian Stock Exchange (IDX: TLKM) and its American Depositary Shares are listed in New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TLK).
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