Based on a study conducted by Google, Singaporean holding company Temasek, and management consulting firm Bain & Company, Indonesia’s digital economy is well on track to dominate Southeast Asia with its market value expected to triple to $130 billion by 2025. Amid the global pandemic, Indonesia's e-commerce transactions have increased by around 400 percent due to the growing demand in online transactions.
Telkom DWS understands what this prediction means and has been working towards unlocking Indonesia’s greater potential to be Asia’s and the world’s next digital powerhouse. Through its vision to become the Global Digital Hub, Telkom DWS aims to boost the growth of the nation’s digital ecosystem and help it become an essential part of the world’s digital economy.
The Role of the Global Digital Hub for Indonesia
At its core, a Digital Hub is a communal space where diverse communities and organizations, experts and consumers, groups and individuals can meet and share ideas for co-creation and problem solving. This environment encourages collaboration, fosters innovation, and provides a platform for ideas to flourish and businesses to grow. The members of a Digital Hub can team up and learn from each other through various initiatives including sharing sessions, workshops and training programs, mentoring, business incubators, and many other activities that bring people together.
Because of its nature and the way it is run, a Digital Hub attracts organizations of diverse backgrounds to exchange knowledge and build collaborative communities that foster both social connectivity and economic change. Through tight collaborations supported by the most innovative technologies, these communities will be able to create products and services that will push the ecosystem into the future of digitalization. Moreover, through a chance to learn and engage with a wide range of digital technologies, a Digital Hub facilitates creativity and helps improve the digital skills of the individuals and businesses in the area and, thus, increase collective digital capabilities.
Once established as a Global Digital Hub with the right support and infrastructure, Indonesia will play an important role in the world’s digital ecosystem. With high digital competitiveness achieved through digital capabilities and readiness, Indonesia will have a chance to lead as one of the countries with the strongest digital economy.
Telkom DWS’ Role in Global Digital Hub Development
To realize its vision, Telkom DWS is working to foster the development of digital infrastructure in Indonesia by continuously developing new products and services and strengthen the business ecosystem to achieve sustainable growth in all digital segments of the market. They have built the biggest digital telecommunications infrastructure in Indonesia and are connected with fibre optic everywhere.
Telkom DWS has deployed around 160,680km of terrestrial and submarine cable networks domestically and globally including two cable systems connecting South East Asia - Middle East - Western Europe-5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) and Southeast Asia - United States (SEA-US). Moreover, to connect Asia, Europe, and America, Telkom DWS is currently building the Indonesia Global Gateway (IGG) submarine cable system. Adding to that, their network is also present in 33 countries with 72 network Points of Presence (PoP) that bring traffic and connect carriers with customers.
To drive the growth of the global digital industry, Telkom DWS also operates a world-class carrier-neutral data center and internet exchange called neuCentrIX which aggregates service, network, and content providers from all over the world to reach more than 265 million Indonesians through a seamless, secure and reliable network.
Through the initiatives, Telkom DWS has proven its commitment in bringing out Indonesia’s greatest potential and increasing the nation’s digital competitiveness. By building Indonesia’s digital capabilities, it continues to play a huge role in enabling the digital economy hence moving Indonesia forward.