Empowering Indonesia with AI - Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Group Collaborates with NVIDIA to Enable Sovereign AI Infrastructure

Barcelona – Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (Indosat or IOH) group set a historic collaboration with NVIDIA to help reshape Indonesia’s technological landscape and advance Indonesia to the forefront of the global Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution, setting the stage for a new era of innovation and digitalization. The collaboration was cemented through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to reshape Indonesia's technological landscape. The MoU was signed by Vikram Sinha, President Director and CEO of Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison, and Ronnie Vasishta, Senior Vice President of Telecom at NVIDIA, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024 Barcelona. Together, all parties aim to propel Indonesia to the forefront of the global AI Cloud community, ushering in a new era of innovation and digitalization.

Pioneering the Indonesian market as the first NVIDIA Cloud Provider Partner, Indosat, and its subsidiary, Lintasarta, will bring NVIDIA’s full-stack AI platform to enterprises across the region and offer unparalleled access to NVIDIA's cutting-edge GPU technologies with high-density data centers which are connected public internet at up to 400 Gbps. At a later stage, Indosat and Lintasarta’s NVIDIA-powered AI Cloud services will develop a new generation of sustainable, hyper-connected AI-ready data centers. The GPU-as-a-Service (Deka GPU) by Lintasarta provides customers access to the latest and most powerful artificial intelligence/machine learning capabilities specifically tailored for high-demand computing tasks, including infrastructure, platform, and bare metal services. Such capabilities will ensure reliable and seamless supercomputing cloud services and leveraging AI to power innovations for its users.

AI supercomputers are now critical infrastructure, and the collaboration will establish the foundation to empower Indonesia to become an AI nation. Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison group will leverage its data centers to enable a sovereign AI platform for driving innovation across the ecosystem.

Governments, enterprises, and startups will gain access to a state-of-the-art AI Cloud platform, including infrastructure, tools, and software. This will catalyze innovation and increase productivity, optimizing processes, and driving down operational efficiencies across industries.

The collaboration between the parties seeks to position Indonesia as a global AI Cloud leader, fostering technological advancements and innovation. With the power of AI in the cloud ecosystem, Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison group is anticipated to drive Indonesia’s digital economic growth, creating a robust foundation for a thriving digital sector. Implementing these cutting-edge AI technologies is expected to improve productivity while reducing operational expenses for businesses across industries.

Vikram Sinha, President Director and Chief Executive Officer of Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison, expressed, “This collaboration marks a pivotal moment in Indonesia’s journey towards becoming a global AI-powered digital nation. The technology will be implemented by data centers operated by BDx Indonesia, a joint venture of Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison, Lintasarta, and BDx Data Centers. As a technology powerhouse, Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison aspired to become one of the main drivers of democratizing digitalization in the nation. It tallies with our long-term commitment to connecting and empowering every Indonesian, and this collaboration with NVIDIA will play a crucial role in helping achieve that vision.”

Bayu Hanantasena, Chief Executive Officer of Lintasarta, said, “We are excited to welcome this collaboration with NVIDIA. This marked our commitment in propelling Indonesia to the forefront of the global AI Cloud community. This collaboration will empower the nation with cutting-edge AI technologies and cloud services, driving economic growth, job creation, and technological innovation. Furthermore, by combining our expertise with NVIDIA’s strength, we are poised to revolutionize Indonesia’s digital landscape, fostering innovation and creating a sustainable digital future through high-end technology implementation in the data center sector.

Ronnie Vasishta, Senior Vice President of Telecom at NVIDIA, said, “Lintasarta is expanding its role in Indonesia to provide critical sovereign AI infrastructure. As part of the collaboration, Lintasarta will become an NVIDIA cloud partner, offering scalable and performant AI Cloud services following NVIDIA reference architectures to help propel Indonesia to the forefront of the global AI Cloud community.”

Through this collaboration, Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison group positions itself as the nucleus of a comprehensive digital ecosystem, covering channels, connectivity, data centers, and payment systems, thus driving the nation’s digital evolution and helping enable Indonesia to leverage state-of-the-art technologies in its digital transformation journey. The combined expertise of these industry leaders is poised to redefine the nation’s technological landscape, paving the way for a prosperous and digitally empowered future.

About Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison

Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (Indosat, IDX: ISAT) has the vision to become the most preferred digital telecommunications company in Indonesia. Together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, Indosat provides cellular services, ICT solutions, data centers, Fiber to the Home (FTTH), electronic payment services, financial services, and other digital services. Indosat has a larger purpose of empowering Indonesia, and with the spirit of Gotong Royong, Indosat wants to be the main collaborator in realizing it and creating meaningful change.

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