Telkom signs connectivity deal with satellite operator SES

20 May 2016 |

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) has signed a strategic partnership with satellite operator SES aimed at providing connectivity to the Indonesian market.

The agreement will see Telkom provide connectivity through the recently launched SES-9 satellites – what SES claims to be the largest spacecraft in Asia-Pacific – to serve market verticals, including video, cellular, broadband, maritime andaeronautical, to utilise satellite capacity within the country.

Demand for data communications and connectivity is expected to grow in Indonesia, said Priyono, deputy executive general manager of wholesale service division at Telkom. “We believe our partnership with SES will support our provision of increased capacity to deliver more satellite services for broadcasters, content providers and companies across the country,” said Priyono.

Deepak Mathur, senior vice president of commercial of SES in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, said Indonesia is an "ideal satellite market", due to its geographic spread and large population of heavy mobile users and television viewers. 

“We are delighted to partner with Telkom to offer SES-9 satellite capacity that has the potential to deliver satellite TV across the archipelago, as well as improve the lives of millions of Indonesians and accelerate the country’s economic growth,” he added.