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[:en]One element that sets the Asia IoT Business Platform apart from other IoT conferences is that it brings together the leading telcos of a country for one main purpose: to elevate and improve the IoT ecosystem for the benefit of different stakeholders, be it businesses, investors, government, or the common consumers. The telcos work together with different tech profiles and solution providers ranging from local startups to internationally established corporations to educate local enterprises on the benefits of the IoT and M2M technology and how it can contribute to their businesses, the economy, and improve the lives of people in the country.

The 5th edition of the Asia IoT Business Platform 2015 which will be held in Jakarta from 25 to 26 August is bringing together the three leading telcos in Indonesia: Telkomsel, XL Axiata, and Indosat. We have the opportunity to speak to Mr. Hendra Sumiarsa, Head of M2M at Indosat to give insights on what Indonesia has to offer and the opportunities it can provide for regional and international businesses that are looking to expand in one of the world’s most populated country.

  1. What is the current market potential for M2M/IoT in Indonesia?

Indonesia, world’s 4th most populated country in the world is a developing nation with high acceleration in mobile communication growth. The potential for M2M market in Indonesia is tremendous, with growth rates of 40%-50% per annum, and am increased adoption of technology from different enterprises and governments.

  1. Which industries in Indonesia possess the most business opportunity for M2M/IoT?

The most developed M2M vertical markets in Indonesia are financial services, transportation, smart energy, security and surveillance. New business opportunities are growing in industrial telemetry for oil & gas, enterprise mobility applications, logistics, automation and control, digital signage, consumer electronics, and plantations. Smart City program by the Indonesian government will fuel growth and accelerate development of smart environment, waste management, Smart Cities solutions. In the near future, we expect developments in connected wearables and eHealth services.

  1. What role is the government playing to push M2M/IoT development and what more can be done?

Governments have an important role to accelerate adoption of new technologies such as  M2M and IoT

– Increase awareness of technology adoption ( Ex: Singapore building “ Smart nation” )

– Regulation in different sectors. Ex:

o Indonesia -> branchless banking – to increase the reach of banking services to unbanked population

o European Union -> e-call regulation – increase safety on the road by equipping every vehicle

o UK -> real time billing for energy

 – Government initiatives such as Smart Cities. For example, Indonesian government launched the Smart City vision Indonesia 2015 -2045. ICT is at the heart of this vision by enabling the 3 stages of the cities of the future : Decent Cities: comfortable, liveable and safe; Greener Cities resilient to climate change and disasters, and Smarter Cities that are competitive and technology based.

  1. What is Indosat’s vision for M2M/IoT in Indonesia?

Indosat’s vision for M2M/IoT: “We deliver M2M products and services that are relevant and beneficial to accelerate the triple bottom line development of Indonesia: social, economic and environmental”. Indosat enables businesses, governments, and people with technology to achieve greater business efficiency, reduce costs, develop new services and improve people’s lives. Our strategy is focused on 3 main pillars: connectivity, managed connectivity and end to end solutions.

  1. What kind of partners is Indosat looking for its M2M/IoT plans?

We are partnering with industry players such as technology providers, telecom operators, as well as business partners to deliver top notch services to our customers. Successful M2M products require tight cooperation, hence Indosat is working with device makers, platform providers, application developers, solution providers, integrators to jointly develop products and services for transport, smart energy, banking, Smart Cities, smart environment.

With the Indonesian government lending its support through Jakarta’s Smart City program and its major effort in developing the country’s soft infrastructure to support a burgeoning ICT industry, the opportunities in Indonesia for IoT are staggering.

Indosat is a Bronze Sponsor at the 5th edition of the Asia IoT Business Platform in Jakarta. Join us at Fairmont Jakarta from 25-26 August 2015 and you will get the chance to learn more about the value of IoT and M2M technology and to network with some of the biggest tech profiles in the world including Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell, and many others.[:]


As with other Southeast Asian economic tigers such as Thailand and Malaysia, Indonesia has decided to dive into the concept of ‘Smart Nation’, with Makassar being the first Indonesian city to launch a smart city programme. Following the footsteps of Makassar, Jakarta is next in line in realising the vision of a smart city as the authorities unveiled its Jakarta Smart City Project last December.

Indonesia came in 46th on their readiness for digital commerce according to the 2014 study by The Digital Evolution Index. The nation also came in 122nd in internet connection speed. Despite the apparent lack of soft infrastructure, the market potential in Indonesia for ICT is encouraging; evident from its dynamic and digital-minded young population. Jakarta was the world’s most active city on Twitter in 2014, contributing 254 million tweets which makes up 2.4% of the world’s total. The city came in fourth on Facebook activeness.

Apart from being social media-savvy, Indonesia has launched the Palapa Ring Program which seeks to connect the whole archipelago by high-speed fibre optic cable by 2015. The rapid adoption of new technologies such as cloud computing and the rapid growth of e-businesses are optimistic signs of the nation’s move towards a smarter landscape.

Recognising the emergence of Indonesia in the ICT sector, the Asia M2M IoT Business Platform is returning to the city to give solution providers that are targeting enterprise adoption of M2M technologies an ideal platform for knowledge-exchange, collaboration, and expansion together with end-users across different verticals; from transport and logistics, to banking and finance.

In order to further understand the dynamics of the Indonesia market and to find out more about the latest trends and developments of the IoT and M2M opportunities in Indonesia, we spoke to Mr. Jaka Susanta Vice President (M2M) of Telkomsel, the leading telco in Indonesia.

    On the current market potential for M2M and IoT in Indonesia

Current market potential for M2M/IoT in Indonesia is divided into several segments. Agriculture & Environment is valued at 487K; Intelligent Business is valued at 502K; Consumer Electronics is valued at 1.25 million; Utilities at 3.51 million, and Automotive is valued at 13.37 million.

The automotive industry clearly has the biggest potential for IoT technology and M2M.


On Indonesian government’s role and their efforts

The government’s primary role when it comes to IoT technology and M2M is to provide public service for citizens; either information or facilities that can revolve around the ideas of a Smart City or Green City which can then be supported by private companies and enterprises. This is essentially for the betterment and comfort of citizens.


   On their vision

Telkomsel’s vision is to build and expand on M2M business in Indonesia as well as supporting partners and customers in running their businesses to be more efficient and effective.


  On partnerships

Telkomsel M2M business focuses on Automotive, Finance, Utilities, and any other segments to provide solutions for both corporate/enterprise as well as retail market.



Telkomsel is the world’s 6th largest cellular operator by number of subscribers and the market leader in Indonesia’s telecommunication industry that serves more than 131 million subscribers. With 69,000 Base Transceiver Stations (BTS), Telkomsel provides the largest network coverage in Indonesia, reaching almost all of Indonesia’s population. As a pioneer in the development of Indonesia’s mobile telecommunication industry and to enter the advanced stage of mobile broadband services, Telkomsel provides cellular services through GSM Dual Band (900 & 1800), GPRS, Wi-Fi, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA, and HSPA+ networks throughout Indonesia, and is testing Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology.

Telkomsel by Telkom Indonesia is returning as the Platinum Sponsor of Asia IoT Business Platform 2015, which will be holding its 5th edition at Fairmont Jakarta, Indonesia from 25-26 August 2015.

Do not hesitate to click on each of the following links to find out more about sponsorship, exhibition, or speaking opportunities.

We hope to see you in Jakarta in August!

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The 4th edition of the Asia IoT Business Platform was held from 28 to 29 May 2015 at Amari Watergate Bangkok, Thailand. It was the first time for the conference to be hosted in Thailand and once again, it was a resounding success. Interesting topics on the latest market trends and developments ranging from waste management and key enablers, to overcoming industry fragmentation, were discussed. Participants also had the chance to network with enterprises and businesses that were present at the event, as well as to marvel at the interesting exhibits put up by our sponsors and exhibitors.

We would like to thank all our sponsors, exhibitors, media partners and press, MICT, as well as all delegates for coming on board and enthusiastically participated in the 2-day conference. This event would not be a success without your support and presence. We hope to see you again, perhaps for the next Asia IoT Business Platform 2015 which will be held at Fairmont Jakarta, Indonesia from 25 to 26 August 2015.

Photos of the conference for both days will be uploaded in due course, as well as the post-event video highlights, so do keep a lookout for the photos and video! Meanwhile, here are some photos we have from day 2!

Mr Kasiti Nilrat from DTC presenting a case study on M2M and fleet management

My David Hardoon, Director for Advanced Analytics ASEAN at EY speaking about revenue enhancement and operations optimisation through Big Data


Presentation given to participants and delegates on the exhibition floor itself

You can even have a sit-down session with the exhibitors!

From left to right, Mr Shaw Luen Lau, VP IoT Sales from ThingWorx, Mr Vincent, and Mr. Rich Nagle, Sr. Technical Sales Engineer at ThingWorx

Exchanging of business cards is always a good sign!

Dr. Natthakrit Sanguandikul, Senior Business Development Executive at TRUE at his company’s booth speaking with a delegate

Another business card exchange!

Mr. Mikael Lindholm speaking on the latest innovations in the automotive industry and how the industry can embrace IoT and leverage on new opportunities


Mr. Dana Blouin, an IoT expert speaking on smartphone sensors to augment the Internet of Things

Mr. Ken Wong from Optus speaking on the transformation of Point of Sales (POS) systems and integrated systems

Mr. Matt Hatton, CEO of Machina Research drawing the first lucky winner for our lucky draw!


Our next conference will be in Jakarta, Indonesia from 25 to 26 August 2015. If you are looking for sponsorship, exhibition, or speaking opportunities, feel free to contact us here!