Erick Thohir Says Telkom the Biggest Digital-Telco in ASEAN

            I Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Erick Thohir is optimistic that in the next three years, PT Telkom Indonesia Tbk (TLKM) can become the largest digital telecommunications company in Southeast Asia. Based on the development of tower construction carried out by the company’s subsidiary, PT PT Dayamitra Telekomunikasi Tbk (MTEL) or Mitratel in the last three years.

            “I am optimistic with the planning and implementation of this tower infrastructure development, in the last three years. Telkom can become the largest digital telco company in Southeast Asia,” Erick said in a short video received by CNBC Indonesia, Friday (11/2/2022). Telkom’s task, continued Erick, through the construction of this telecommunication tower is to capture new values that support the company’s income. “New value capture,” said Erick.

            Mitratel development, said Erick, is in line with the agenda of building a 5G ecosystem. This project has started with the 5G Mining Project in collaboration between Freeport and Telkom. “In addition, we have also carried out other initiative programs to support digitalization, including in the financial sector (using artificial intelligence), health (via telemedicine), logistics (integrated logistics system), and transportation (ecosystem for autonomous vehicles),” said Erick.

            Telkom President Director Ririek Adriansyah said “Telkom is currently continuing to accelerate the transformation and structuring of its portfolio for optimal value creation for TelkomGroup, stakeholders and the nation and state. Focus on increasing tower business, data center, infrastructure managed services, cloud computing, big retail data, and services will strengthen Telkom’s position as a business partner providing digital connectivity, digital platforms, and digital services for both domestic and regional”.

Feb 11, 2022, CNBC Indonesia