Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison and NVIDIA to enable sovereign AI infrastructure 

Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison and NVIDIA to enable sovereign AI infrastructure 

At MWC24, Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison announced a collaboration with NVIDIA to help establish Indonesia as a leading player in the AI sector.

The collaboration was formally established through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Vikram Sinha, President Director and CEO of Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison, and Ronnie Vasishta, Senior Vice President of Telecom at NVIDIA, at the Mobile World Congress 2024 Barcelona.

Through strategic collaboration, all parties agreed to work together to propel Indonesia to the forefront of the global AI Cloud community. Pioneering the Indonesian market as the first NVIDIA Cloud Provider Partner, Indosat and its subsidiary, Lintasarta, will work to bring NVIDIA’s full-stack AI platform to enterprises in Indonesia for the first time and offer customers unparalleled access to NVIDIA's cutting-edge graphics processing unit (GPU) technologies with high-density data centres. At a later stage, Indosat and Lintasarta’s NVIDIA-powered AI Cloud services aim to develop a new generation of sustainable, hyper-connected AI-ready data centres.

As part of the collaboration with NVIDIA, Lintasarta aims to provide GPU-as-a-Service (Deka GPU) and give customers access to the latest and most powerful artificial intelligence capabilities specifically tailored for high-demand computing tasks, including infrastructure, platform, and bare metal services.

Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison group intends to leverage its data centres to enable a sovereign AI platform for driving innovation across the ecosystem. With the power of AI in the cloud ecosystem, Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison group aims to drive Indonesia’s digital economic growth.

Vikram Sinha, President Director and Chief Executive Officer of Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison, said: “The technology will be implemented by data centres operated by BDx Indonesia, a joint venture of Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison, Lintasarta, and BDx Data Centres. It tallies with our long-term commitment to connecting and empowering every Indonesian, and this collaboration with NVIDIA will play a crucial role in helping achieve that vision.”

Bayu Hanantasena, Chief Executive Officer of Lintasarta, said: “This collaboration will empower the nation with cutting-edge AI technologies and cloud services, driving economic growth, job creation, and technological innovation. Furthermore, by combining our expertise with NVIDIA’s strength, we are poised to revolutionise Indonesia’s digital landscape, fostering innovation and creating a sustainable digital future through high-end technology implementation in the data centre sector.”

Ronnie Vasishta, Senior Vice President of Telecom at NVIDIA, said: “Lintasarta is expanding its role in Indonesia to provide critical sovereign AI infrastructure. As part of the collaboration, Lintasarta will become a NVIDIA cloud partner, offering scalable and performant AI cloud services following NVIDIA reference architectures to help propel Indonesia to the forefront of the global AI cloud community.”


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