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Telco, cloud partnership paves the way for network-as-a-service

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Indosat Ooredoo has partnered with cloud networking firm NetFoundry to develop network-as-a-service (NaaS) solutions that can be introduced to the industry.

Promising a “game-changing outlook”, Indosat Ooredoo said its new partnership will put it “on course to become the leader of cloud transformation in Indonesia”, through Naas, IoT and Saas applications.

The company said it aims to become a “leading digital telco in Indonesia”.

It is understood the two will initially combine service bundling with cloud and connectivity “to increase the value proposition substantially”. Indosat Ooredoo NaaS services will also draw on NetFoundry’s global partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Google and Azure by progressing the way in which service users can access and operate within the cloud.

Bayu Hanantasena, chief business officer of Indosat Ooredoo, said: “Ooredoo’s vision is to become leading digital telco in Indonesia. Our capacities and solutions are enabling the seamless communication modern workers need to operate at a new ‘normal’, enabled by a reliable and secure network. Our new partnership with NetFoundry will make this possible because our networks are quicker, safer and easier to operate than ever before.”

NaaS will even have benefits for the millions of people across Indonesia who are dependent on a VPN to do their jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic

Hanantasena added: “Soon with launch of Indosat Ooredoo NaaS services, our first priority will be to give the ‘remote worker enablement’ a new face via this next generation solution for the enterprises and SMEs of Indonesia, who are struggling in the Covid-19 pandemic to solve their work from home situation using old VPN technology.”

Dipesh Ranjan, VP and MD of Asia-Pacific at NetFoundry, added: “Indosat Ooredoo has decided to change gears, become the first digital services player to create a journey of ecosystem orchestrator and differentiate itself from a traditional telco and has built its services around applications in the modern and multi-cloud world, where data must be reliable, secure and delivered anywhere, anytime without depending on traditional methods and networks.

“Indosat NaaS will enable both NetFoundry and Indosat Ooredoo to go one step further for Indonesias customers,” Ranjan added.

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