Denpasar, Bali, 20 December 2016 – PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia International or Telin agrees to develop a partnership with PNG Dataco, a the wholesale telecommunication provider in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The partnership is marked by the signing of Landing Party Agreement (LPA) where Telin will be providing the cable landing facility for PNG Dataco in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia; and Letter of Intent (LoI) for IRU capacity from Jayapura to Los Angeles, USA. This historical moment was held on 20 December 2016 in Hotel Padma Legian, Bali between Marketing and Sales Director Telin, Budi Satria Dharma Purba and Managing Director of PNG Dataco, Paul Komboi.
With the LPA agreement, Telin will provide landing station facility for submarine cable system owned by PNG Dataco that connects Vanimo (PNG) and Jayapura (Indonesia). However, the LoI regulates that Telin will bring traffic to PNG Dataco using Telkom Group’s global submarine cable system networks around the world.
“We are pleased to collaborate with PNG Dataco and bring the solution for their connectivity through the Strategic Collaboration with PNG DataCo, a state owned Domestic and International Wholesale telecommunications provider in PNG. This partnership not only offering a Global Network Extension but also creating opportunity for both companies to grow our business together in the future”, said Budi Satria Purba.
“We are also very excited to be associated with and partnering with Telin. The LPA signing will allow us to land our cable in Jayapura and we through Telin and its international Network we can have immense opportunity to work to gether and grow in the international business”, said Paul Komboi.
The agreements of these two companies are applied in a long term basis which expect to support the economy and technology perspective of both countries as well as strengthen the bilateral relationship that has been well maintained between Indonesia and PNG.
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin) is a subsidiary of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk (Telkom), a state-owned telecommunication and network service provider. Telin focuses on international telecommunication business and serves as Telkom’s business arm in managing and developing its business lines abroad. With its vision of “The World’s Hub for TIMES” (Telecommunication, Information, Media, Edutainment and Services), Telin owns footprint in Singapore, Hong Kong, Timor Leste via its Telkomcel brand, Australia, Malaysia, Macau, Taiwan, USA, Myanmar, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company also has 26 Points of Presence (PoP) located globally. Through Telkom Group strategy together with reliable networks and infrastructures, Telin is able to provide high quality services that reach all parts of the world.
PNG DataCo Limited (DataCo) has been established by the PNG Government in 2014 to be the domestic and International ICT service provider as a part of the PNG Government’s plan to restructure the Telecommunication Industry and rationalise government investments in core infrastructure.
DataCo has been tasked with building the National Transmission Network (NTN) that will provide wholesale non- discriminatory telecommunications transmission services using Government owned assets and new capital works. DataCo has not connected all seven (7) Highlands Provinces to Lae and Madang in the northern coast and is working on connecting the all the remaining Coastal provinces in PNG. The LPA is to facilitate the international link to be landed in Jayapura as an extension of the Domestic Submarine Cable Project.
For further information, please contact:
Teguh Indrayatno, Corporate Affairs VP
Une O’Ome, GM Commercial