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Indosat becomes Indonesia's first NVIDIA Cloud Provider Partner
Tue, 5th Mar 2024

Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison, an Indonesian telecommunications conglomerate, has become the first NVIDIA Cloud Provider Partner in the nation, furthering Indonesia's evolution in artificial intelligence (AI). In partnership with NVIDIA, Indosat aims to introduce a full-stack AI platform to businesses, availing them to state-of-the-art GPU technologies and high-density data centres for the first time.

Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison ('Indosat' or 'IOH') revealed an important collaboration at the Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona. The union will include Indosat and its subsidiary, Lintasarta, with the former becoming Indonesia's pioneer NVIDIA Cloud Provider Partner. Nurturing innovation and digitalisation in the country, this strategic alliance aims to offer the untapped Indonesian market access to NVIDIA’s cutting-edge technologies, enabling AI infrastructure and a network of high-density data centres.

This partnership aims to enhance Indonesia's AI development by setting a robust foundation for the nation's AI cloud ecosystem. In the long run, it will offer government enterprises and start-ups the ability to access a modern AI cloud platform that includes infrastructure, tools, and software. Such technological accessibility will stimulate innovation and increase productivity, both key components in propelling Indonesia towards becoming a global AI Cloud leader.

Vikram Sinha, President Director and CEO of Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison, articulated his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, "This collaboration marks a pivotal moment in Indonesia’s journey towards becoming a global AI-powered digital nation. As a technology powerhouse, Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison aspired to become one of the main drivers of democratising digitalisation in the nation."

The CEO of Lintasarta, Bayu Hanantasena, shared this sentiment: "We are excited to welcome this collaboration with NVIDIA...This collaboration will empower the nation with cutting-edge AI technologies and cloud services. By combining our expertise with NVIDIA’s strength, we are poised to revolutionise Indonesia’s digital landscape."

Ronnie Vasishta, Senior Vice President of Telecom at NVIDIA, recognises the importance of Lintasarta's participation stating, "Lintasarta is expanding its role in Indonesia to provide critical sovereign AI infrastructure. As part of the collaboration, Lintasarta will become a NVIDIA cloud partner, offering scalable and performant AI cloud services."

Overall, the collaboration between Indosat and NVIDIA marks a significant step towards fulfilling Indonesia's ambition of a thriving digital economy. This strategic alliance positions Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison at the heart of a well-rounded digital ecosystem that includes channels, connectivity, data centres, and payment systems, propelling the nation’s digital evolution. The unified knowledge of these industry pioneers is set to transform Indonesia's technological landscape, clearing a path towards a prosperous and digitally progressive future.