Indonesia: NEC signs new MoU with Telkom Indonesia

Mar 25, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

NEC has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Telkom Indonesia as part of a collaboration to develop smart cities in Indonesia's new capital city, Ibu Kota Nusantara (IKN). According to NEC, the MoU aims to "create a more sustainable and livable environment for citizens by adopting digital technologies in city operations."

"As a long-term trusted partner of Telkom Indonesia, NEC is honored to be given the opportunity to collaborate in accelerating the development of Smart Cities for Ibu Kota Nusantara (IKN) and other cities in Indonesia," said Joji Yamamoto, president, director, NEC Indonesia.

"We understand that each city has a different approach to creating a livable and sustainable space for citizens. NEC has been supporting many cities globally, focusing on overcoming social challenges by digitally transforming governance, environment, society, and economy to enrich the lives of citizens."

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo plans to build an entirely new "green" capital by clearing virgin rain forest on Borneo, and has decreed that on 17 August 2024, the role of the capital city will shift to what is currently a vast building site.