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IBM, Indosat Ooredoo Announce $200Mn cloud deal


IBM, Indosat Ooredoo Announce $200Mn cloud deal

IBM has signed a five-year $200 million deal with the Indonesian telecommunications provider Indosat Ooredoo, enabling the latter to deliver services via IBM cloud to its customer base.



Under the partnership, the duo is building an integrated command center to serve the clients of both companies. IBM will help Indosat Ooredoo in its IT operations, enhancing the client experience and supporting the rapid development of new telecommunications services in the country.

Also, in collaboration with Indosat Ooredoo’s subsidiary Lintasarta, the duo will jointly develop and deliver cloud-based solutions, accelerate collaboration and automation of software delivery and infrastructure changes. Indosat Ooredoo’s customers can also gain access to IBM’s cloud-based enterprise mobility management platform IBM MaaS360.

The deal is a part of IBM’s foray into the cloud business. The company recently announced plans to open a cloud data center in Johannesburg, South Africa, where it is working in collaboration with Vodacom and Gijima. The company intends to provide cloud-based SAP services to business enterprises in southern Africa.


Ria Lakshman. V is a lead news writer at The Telecom Times. She studied Journalism at Manipal School of Communication and proceeded to work in newspapers and magazines, with technology as her focus area. Passionate about Telecommunications sector, her move to 'The Telecom Times' was a natural choice. Alongside, she also writes for Telecom Talk, where she covers news and tech commentaries in the sector of telecom. In the free time, Ria loves to go camping, read books, or sketch illustrations. She also runs a local design studio and promotes eco-friendly crafts. Ria can be found sharing her knowledge and insights on Twitter.



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