Telkom-Softbank Develop Disaster Management

BANDUNG - PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) will partner with Japan's largest telecommunications company, SoftBank Corp to develop disaster management technology or management plans. The technology will be applied in Indonesia to minimize the risk of natural disasters.

According to PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Senior Manager IoT Platform I Ketut Agung Enriko, the disaster management development plan is a continuation of SoftBank Corp.'s visit. The visit was to explore the possibility of cooperation in the IoT and smart city fields.

"In Indonesia it is already going that way too. Many have made IoT-based disaster management services, including startups. But Japan, as a country that has been proven to handle many natural disasters, has been working on this matter for longer," Enriko said in a press statement. , Monday (05/10/2019). According to Enriko, disaster services in Japan are much better. Because, in addition to the user interface / user experience (UI / UX) is already very advanced. The accuracy of the information is also much easier for decision makers.

In addition, the service has also been very tested because it has been operated for a long time in the form of government cooperation with operators, so that it can be commercially adopted and developed in other countries.

"Hopefully, if we have cooperated, of course in the future there will be a process of knowledge transfer. So, their experience and knowledge, both conceptually and businessly, can strengthen each other," he said.

In addition to disaster, he continued, his party also plans to establish synergies in the field of smart manufacturing and other smart city services.

At present, the two parties continue to inventory any service needs before they become points in the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

According to Enriko, the stages to the MoU could not be immediate. Usually, it can even take up to one year depending on the opportunities and challenges of the parties.

"We have to admit that the majority of research in Japan is serious and costs a lot. Therefore, their services are really advanced," he continued.

It is known, SoftBank is very interested in working with Telkom as a go to market partner of Telkom's IoT / Smart City solutions to various countries. Where Telin can act as a Customer Facing Unit (CFU) and business owner in collaboration with SoftBank.

In addition to Softbank, PT Telkom also collaborates with a well-known Japanese company, Fujitsu Limited, to explore digital solutions based on Internet of Things (IoT) in July 2017.

The digital solutions cover a variety of fields, including the development of smart city development, health, manufacturing and logistics.


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