Partnership aims to bring on-demand subsea cable services to Asia

International telecommunications services and investment company PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), and Zenlayer, a massively distributed edge cloud service provider, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the joint development of a digital connectivity platform that will provide on-demand subsea cable services.

The partners say that the joint development will combine the strong capabilities of both companies. As Telin continues to invest heavily in global subsea cable services, especially in the Indo-Pacific region, Zenlayer’s platform will further digitize service delivery for carriers, hyperscalers and global enterprises.

This isn’t the first time these companies have worked together. In fact since 2017, Telin and Zenlayer have had collaborations involving edge data centre and cloud networking services. In addition, earlier this year, MDI Ventures, the investment arm of Telin owner Telkom Indonesia, led the C+ round of investment in Zenlayer, further solidifying the latter’s position as the leading edge cloud service provider in the region.

Zenlayer says it has the most robust infrastructure presence in the world’s fastest-growing economic regions. The company adds that it has a strong commitment to Southeast Asia, with 62 edge nodes and extensive partnerships built in the region.

Noting that Telin is looking forward to helping more businesses connect into Southeast Asia and helping local companies to expand globally, Budi Satria Dharma Purba, CEO of Telin, says: “The fast-growing internet economy in the Indo-Pacific area has made the need for connectivity stronger than ever before,” and adds: “Zenlayer’s massive global scale and advanced technology to build on-demand, easy-to-use edge cloud platform makes them a perfect partner for our digital transformation.”