Smartfren makes significant expansion in Indonesia

Nov 08, 2021 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Smartfren has announced that it is teaming up with UAE technology firm G42 to build a 1,000MW data center in Indonesia. Smartfren signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with G42 to develop the project, and this signing was attended by President of Indonesia Joko Widodo and the Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Speaking about the MoU, Franky Oesman Widjaja, the chairman and CEO of Sinar Mas Telecommunications & Technology, Smartfren parent company, said: “Smartfren understands the importance of data centers as the backbone of the development of the digital industry in Indonesia. We are optimistic that this collaboration will realize the construction of data centers in the country and maintain national data sovereignty, which is being carried out by the government of Indonesia.”

Meanwhile, Peng Xiao, CEO of G42, commented: “With our capabilities in cloud computing, we at G42 are happy and ready to work with Smartfren and its partners to support the strategic development of Indonesia's digital infrastructure in accordance with the highest international standards for facility design, operations, and data privacy and security.”
MOU ceremony in Dubai

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