Indonesian operator Telkomsel invested $150 million into taxi-booking firm Gojek, a move to expand their services and accelerate digital transformation in the country.
In a statement, the operator said both companies are collaborating to improve digital services, spur innovation, improve customer experiences and SMEs enterprises.
The two firms began working together in 2018 which saw the operator offer affordable data packages to Gojek drivers.
Andre Soelistyo, Gojek Group co-CEO said the partnership will benefit “hundreds of millions of Indonesians” bringing the benefits of a digital economy.
"The digital economy in Indonesia is driven by the development of mobile devices so that if the leading players in the technology and telecommunications industry collaborate to take advantage of existing resources, Indonesia's digital economy can be accelerated to a higher stage."
Setyanto Hantoro, Telkomsel president director said by tapping into Gojek’s expansive ecosystem, this will “accelerate Telkomsel's growth as a digital telco and our efforts to build an inclusive and sustainable digital ecosystem, which is particularly crucial amid the pandemic and beyond”.
Gojek has millions of users and driver-partners and also provides a payments platform, while Telkomsel is one of Indonesia’s leading operators with over 170 million subscribers.