GTN and LinkNet Connect Indonesia’s Digital Economy with Epsilon

Epsilon has been selected to provide global network connectivity for Indonesian firms Graha Teknologi Nusantara (GTN) and LinkNet.

GTN is a leading Indonesian data centre provider, while LinkNet is a nationwide cable television and broadband internet service provider. The deal will enable these providers to connect their customers to destinations in more than 170 countries around the world.

Via the contract, GTN will add global connectivity to its portfolio of data centre services for the Indonesian market, advancing its strategy of delivering a secure and substantial service menu. LinkNet will expand its network coverage beyond its depth of metro connectivity across Indonesia to include Epsilon’s network footprint covering Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

“Indonesia has one of the fastest growing and unique digital economies in the world, with a young population that is hungry for high quality connectivity. GTN and LinkNet’s customers will benefit from this quality of service. We look forward to delivering the best possible service for users,” said Jerzy Szlosarek, Chief Executive Officer at Epsilon.    

Indonesia is the fourth largest mobile market with 319 million subscribers, according to the CIA Factbook. It has more than 73 million internet users, which is an estimated 29% of its population, according to Indonesia’s Communications and Information Ministry. 58.4% of these users are between 12 and 34 years old. Indonesia’s Digital Economy will be the biggest in ASEAN in 2020 for US$130 billion as CAGR 40% growth in 2015 for US$18 billion.

“Our customers are increasingly looking beyond their home markets and need flexible and agile connectivity to support them. Epsilon’s intelligent Network Infrastructure as a Service (iNaaS) offering is an ideal complement to our high availability data centre services,” said Richard Kartawijaya, Chief Executive Officer at GTN. 

GTN offers co-location services, managed data centre services, as well as hosting services. Its Rate/Tier 4 ready data centre facility can accommodate 21,000 racks and has been built to be both environmentally friendly and energy efficient.

“The Indonesian digital economy relies on robust and scalable infrastructure. With the support of Epsilon, we are able to serve the local needs of our enterprise and consumer customers with global connectivity. As more and more people get online in Indonesia, we need to be able to deliver the best network infrastructure with the flexibility to grow to meet their needs,” Joseph Lembayung, Enterprise Sales Director at LinkNet.

LinkNet offers consumer internet services under its FastNet brand, and subscription based cable TV product under the HomeCable brand. It targets the business market under its DataComm brand. 

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