Jakarta (ANTARA) - State-owned telecommunication company PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk is working on the data center and cloud computing business for Indonesia's digital transformation, Telkom's President Director, Ririek Adriansyah, noted in a statement on Wednesday.

"Regardless of the industry, cloud technology will act as an important supporter by providing facilities for businesses to innovate with new technologies," he remarked.

"Cloud makes business flexible and safe. This infrastructure also supports industry automation and connects data from machine, human, and object through big data, simulation, and additive manufacturing," he noted.

The change in people's behavior driven by the pandemic occurs at a faster rate, he stated.

For instance, several people have become accustomed to working from long distance, learning online, accessing several types of digital entertainment, and shopping in an online marketplace.

It is believed that most of these habits will remain even after the pandemic ends.

"Indonesia's digitalization can encourage the rise in national productivity to US$120 billion by 2025," he stated.

"There are many benefits that digitalization brings for various sectors, such as opening more work opportunities, creating efficiency and better service, and improving the people's access to receive the best service," he affirmed.

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To expand the positive impacts of digitalization for people, Telkom assists through expediting the development of various infrastructures required at the national and regional scope.

One such effort is by participating in the development of data center and cloud computing included within the 10 national priority agendas to realize digital sovereignty in Indonesia.

The demand for data center, especially in Southeast Asia, is estimated to continue to rise in the next several years.

In fact, it was projected that the data center market will grow by two to three folds until 2025 as compared to that in 2020.

The increase in the data center market share should be responded with the existence of adequate infrastructure. Hence, Telkom has and will continue to develop and improve the capacity of data centers that it owns.

Telkom currently owns and manages 27 data centers, both domestic and overseas.

The company is also developing a 75-MW Hyperscale Data Center (HDC) that can contain 10 thousand racks wherein the first stage, with 22-MW capacity, is planned to become operational by the second quarter of 2022.

Telkom expects that this move can support Indonesia's vision of becoming sovereign in the digital world and bringing benefits for the entire strata of society.

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