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Telkom Indonesia and NEC Indonesia have recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at jointly fostering the development of smart cities, focusing initially on the forthcoming new capital city of Ibu Kota Nusantara (IKN) and other urban centers across Indonesia.

Both companies will collaborate to develop a strategy, roadmap, design, architecture, and implementation plan for IKN’s smart city projects.

The smart city projects will use digital technologies to improve city operations and create a more sustainable and livable environment for citizens.

NEC will also team up with Telkom Indonesia to create smart city architecture and recommend roadmaps for other cities across the country.

"Telkom Indonesia is strongly committed to accelerating digitalization throughout Indonesia through connectivity, platforms, and digital services, especially in building IKN into a smart city. We are happy to collaborate with NEC to support the development of world-class ICT at IKN," said Ermono Liman Prabowo, VP Network/IT Strategy, Technology & Architecture, and Force Leader of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Service Preparation for Ibu Kota Nusantara (IKN) of Telkom Indonesia.

Telkom Indonesia is currently building a Telkom Smart Office in the IKN area in an effort to strengthen IKN’s development with complete digital infrastructure, including digital connectivity, digital platform, and digital services.

 "As a long-term trusted partner of Telkom Indonesia, NEC is honored to be given the opportunity to collaborate in accelerating the development of Smart Cities for Ibu Kota Nusantara (IKN) and other cities in Indonesia," said Joji Yamamoto, President Director, NEC Indonesia. "We understand that each city has a different approach to creating a livable and sustainable space for citizens. NEC has been supporting many cities globally, focusing on overcoming social challenges by digitally transforming governance, environment, society, and economy to enrich the lives of citizens."

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