GTN and LinkNet Connect Indonesia’s Digital Economy with Epsilon
Epsilon is supporting the growth of Indonesia’s digital economy by delivering global connectivity to some of the country’s fastest growing infrastructure providers
SINGAPORE, 05 April 2016 – Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider, has been selected to provide global network connectivity for both Graha Teknologi Nusantara (GTN), a leading Indonesian data centre provider, and LinkNet, a nationwide cable television and broadband internet service provider. The deal will enable these providers to connect their customers to destinations in more than 170 countries around the world.
GTN will add global connectivity to its portfolio of data centre services for the Indonesian market, advancing its 3-S strategy of delivering a Safe, Secure, and Substantial Service menu. 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.
“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,” said Jerzy Szlosarek, Chief Executive Officer at Epsilon.
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. 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 US$130 billion as CAGR 40% growth in 2015 for US$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 centre services. This is an exciting time in the communications market in Indonesia and we have the network and data centre infrastructure to support its next wave of growth,” said Richard Kartawijaya, Chief Executive Officer at GTN.
GTN offers co-location services, managed data centre services, as well as hosting services. Its Rate/Tier 4 ready data centre facility can accommodate 21,000 racks and has been built to be both environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
“The Indonesian digital economy relies on robust and scalable infrastructure. With the support of Epsilon, we are able to serve the local needs of our 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,” Joseph Lembayung, Enterprise Sales Director at LinkNet.
LinkNet offers 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.
About PT Graha Teknologi Nusantara
PT Graha Teknologi Nusantara (GTN) is a company focused on data center management services, and is also a subsidiary of PT Multipolar Technology Tbk (MLPT). GTN Data Center is a joint venture project between MLPT, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) and Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd. (MKI). GTN is positioned to be the leading data center services provider in Indonesia.
Link Net is a leading provider of high-speed next generation Dedicate broadband (“NGBB”) and cable TV in Indonesia, serving the residential and enterprise markets across Greater Jakarta, Greater Surabaya and Bandung. Link Net commands a 98% market share of Indonesia’s NGBB market and its technologically advanced Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial cable (“HFC”) and DOCSIS 3.0 network to provide high-speed internet access (up to 800 Mbps) and richly differentiated TV content with the largest HD channels available.