In its 30th year in Asia, BT gets new Indonesian telecoms licence
By Digital News Asia October 19, 2015
- Only second foreign company to get licence, after AT&T
- Investing in stronger infrastructure and better capabilities across APAC
BT announced it has been awarded the ‘Siskomdat’ (Data Communication Systems) operating licence in Indonesia, allowing it to offer its portfolio of networked IT services and applications directly to customers in the republic.
It comes as BT celebrates its 30th anniversary in the Asia Pacific region, the company said in a statement.
BT is only the second foreign telecommunications operator to have been awarded the Siskomdat licence, with the first being US telco giant AT&T in 2011. Eleven Indonesian companies have also acquired the licence.
In its statement, BT said it established its Asia Pacific operations in Hong Kong in 1985, which now acts as its regional headquarters across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (AMEA).
BT supports over 1,000 corporate customers from 26 offices across the region.
Recently, it launched a new fibre ring in Singapore connecting six third-party data centres with BT’s network, adding that this would enhance capacity and resilience.
More than 28 new Ethernet Connect Global Points-of-Presence (PoPs) have also been added to the existing infrastructure over the past six months and additional Internet access points launched in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Japan and South Africa.
“BT has come a long way in AMEA during the last 30 years. We’ve been investing in stronger infrastructure and better capabilities,” said Kevin Taylor, president, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, BT Global Services.
“We are, more than ever, committed to helping our customers succeed by reaping the full benefits of global connectivity and of enterprise-grade cloud services.
“Being awarded the telecoms licence in Indonesia is another exciting step in helping our customers succeed in AMEA and across the world,” he added.
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