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[News] Indonesia's Digital Infrastructure Will Be Opened For Investment
Posted at: 04 March 2019

The Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) Minister Rudiantara revealed Indonesia’s digital infrastructure development plans in terms of investment for the next two years.

“I can assure that the investment for the next two years would be larger by combining efficient technology with larger capacity,” said Rudiantara on Sunday, March 3, who said that his ministry is calculating the investment for the next five years.

Meanwhile, a study by Axiata and A.T. Kearney predicts that the Indonesian government needs to increase its digital infrastructure investment up to 2.5 percent compared to Indonesia’s total gross domestic product (GDP). That equates to Rp275-300 trillion annually for the following 5 years.

This investment is essentially needed in areas that need crucial improvements such as a cyber-security, network, cloud computing, data analytics, internet of things, automation, digital work area, and many more.

Moreover, the A.T. Kearney report stated that Indonesia’s digital infrastructure investment equates to 1.3 percent compared to the GDP. This is noticeably smaller compared to other Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand (2.4 percent), Malaysia (4.5 percent), and Singapore (6.6 percent).

(source: Tempo English)