Epsilon seals connectivity deal with GTN, LinkNet

Staff writer
telecomasia.net

Singapore-based global communication service provider Epsilon has been selected to provide global network connectivity for Indonesian firms Graha Teknologi Nusantara (GTN) and LinkNet.

GTN is a leading Indonesian data center provider offering co-location services, managed data center services, as well as hosting services. Its Rate/Tier 4 ready data center facility can accommodate 21,000 racks and has been built to be both environmentally friendly and energy efficient.

LinkNet is a national cable TV and broadband internet service provider offering consumer internet services under its FastNet brand, and subscription based cable TV product under the HomeCable brand. It targets the business market under its DataComm brand.

In a statement, Epsilon said the deal will enable GTN and LinkNet to connect their customers to destinations in more than 170 countries around the world.

Via the contract, GTN will add global connectivity to its portfolio of data center services for the Indonesian market, while LinkNet will expand its network coverage beyond its depth of metro connectivity across Indonesia to include Epsilon’s network footprint covering Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.  

Epsilon CEO Jerzy Szlosarek said “Indonesia has one of the fastest growing and unique digital economies in the world with a young social savvy population that is hungry for high quality connectivity.”

“GTN and LinkNet’s customers will benefit from this quality of service that will take their online and communications experience to new levels. We are proud to be supporting the growth of the digital economy in Indonesia and look forward to delivering the best possible service for users,” Szlosarek added.  

Indonesia is the fourth largest mobile market with 319 million subscribers, according to the CIA Factbook.

It has more than 73 million internet users, which is an estimated 29% of its population, according to Indonesia’s Communications and Information Ministry. The majority (58.4%) of these users are between 12 and 34 years old.

Indonesia’s Digital Economy will be the biggest in ASEAN in 2020 for $130 billion as CAGR 40% growth in 2015 for $18 billion.

“Our customers are increasingly looking beyond their home markets and need flexible and agile connectivity to support them. Epsilon’s intelligent Network Infrastructure as a Service (iNaaS) offering is an ideal complement to our high availability data center services,” GTN chief executive officer Richard Kartawijaya commented.

Joseph Lembayung, enterprise sales director at LinkNet, said the deal enables the company to serve the local needs of its enterprise and consumer customers with global connectivity.

“As more and more people get online in Indonesia, we need to be able to deliver the best network infrastructure with the flexibility to grow to meet their needs. Epsilon helps us to do that.”

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