Australia-based communications company Telstra and Indonesia's largest telecommunications company Telkom Indonesia announced Friday (August 29, 2014) that they had "finalised a joint venture (JV) agreement to provide Network Applications and Services [offerings] to Indonesian enterprises, multinationals and Australian companies operating in Indonesia."
The JV company being set up by the two companies will be headed by CEO Phil Sporton-previously the Executive Director of Customer Service Delivery at Telstra-and "will deliver locally supported managed data network and security services, as well as cloud and unified communications services," said Telstra Global Enterprise and Services Group Executive, Brendon Riley, who sees the new company as "an important step in Telstra's Asia strategy and aligns with [Telstra's] aim to build new growth businesses that leverage the strengths of [its] unique NAS capabilities."
"The JV will offer an integrated end to end service, unique in the Indonesian market, by enabling NAS to be bundled with Telkom's connectivity and sold through Telkom Indonesia and Telstra's enterprise sales' teams," Riley added.
Telkom Indonesia CEO Arief Yahya said he expects the JV's business to "grow significantly not only because of the partnership with Telstra, but also considering Telkom's capabilities in networks and data centres, as well as Telkom's strong position in the enterprise market segment, which is the target market of NAS."
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