Indonesia's PT Telkom has entered a two-year strategic partnership with Japan's Fujitsu to pursue the co-creation of businesses utilizing the IoT and other digital technologies and leveraging Telkom's network infrastructure.
Under the collaboration, the companies will seek to apply IoT and other advanced technologies to sectors including smart cities, healthcare, manufacturing and logistics.
The companies will initially conduct market research and verification of technical specifications, systems and service performance, before moving on to concept verification and then service co-creation.
The collaboration is aimed at Indonesia's large population of over 250 million and catering to the rapid expansion in internet usage in recent years. The companies said they aim to develop a digital society in Indonesia, and support Telkom's goal of building a digital economy in the nation.
Telkom operates a 106,000km broadband backbone across the country as well as a satellite system capable of serving Indonesia's islands. The company is Indonesia's largest operator, and is majority-owned by the government.