ASEAN NOW - Telkomtelstra
My name is Erik Meijer. I’m the Country Managing Director for Telstra for
Indonesia, and I’m also the President Director for Telkomtelstra, the joint
venture in Indonesia.
Telkomtelstra is a joint venture between Telkom of Indonesia and Telstra of
Australia set up in Indonesia to serve companies with their
telecommunication and IT needs in Indonesia.
Telstra brings the expertise, the knowledge about products, actually brings
the products into Indonesia, whereas Telkom brings the market of Indonesia.
They have a massive sales force there, they have a lot of customers that
actually need these kind of services, and together that is now possible.
It’s very important if a foreign company like Telstra goes into a market
like Indonesia to know where to start. So we’ve had a lot of benefit
actually working through the Australian Embassy in Indonesia with various
parts of the Australian government, including Austrade, to actually get
They informed us who to meet, where to go, what kind of licence you need,
how to go about getting those licences and actually basically help us start
operations, and now that we are in business it’s been great because we keep
working with Austrade. They keep introducing us to potential clients,
Indonesian companies that have a link with Australia and it’s been very
important for us to work with Austrade, to actually build our market share
in the market.
The need for digital transformation is very big right now and there are not
a lot of solutions that can actually help businesses in Indonesia and ASEAN
to actually make that transformation and that’s why the joint venture in
Indonesia is very important because it provides opportunities for these
kind of companies to actually grow and become more competitive, not only in
Indonesia or in ASEAN but on a global scale.