#kamisukareview – Gojek and Telkomsel, the two largest technology and communications companies in the country, are collaborating to strengthen Indonesia's position as the country with the largest digital economy in Southeast Asia.
This is marked by the investment of Telkomsel, the leading digital telecommunications operator in Indonesia, in Gojek, the leading on-demand and payment platform in Southeast Asia.
This investment will support the two companies to work together in accelerating digital transformation in the country. Telkomsel's investment value in Gojek is USD 150 million.
Telkomsel Collaborates with Gojek to Strengthen Digital Economy
The Gojek platform and its services are used by millions of consumers and driver-partners, as well as hundreds of thousands of merchant partners throughout Southeast Asia, while Telkomsel is the largest cellular operator in Indonesia with more than 170 million subscribers.
In this collaboration, Gojek and Telkomsel will jointly strengthen their digital services, encourage innovation and new products, and increase convenience for users and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
This collaboration is an extension of the Gojek and Telkomsel collaboration, which has offered affordable data packages to Gojek driver partners since 2018. K
This collaboration will also open up various other collaboration opportunities that take advantage of the combined scale of the two companies so that they can reach millions of Indonesians throughout the archipelago.
The synergy through technology and ecosystems of the two subsidiary companies will also accelerate digital transformation in Indonesia.
Gojek and Telkomsel users can look forward to several initiatives that will provide more benefits and convenience, such as new products developed together.
As well as innovative programs that can provide cost savings such as joint promotions and product bundling. The two companies will also collaborate in the field of digital lifestyles and develop digital advertising technology solutions that can be utilized by businesses at various business scales.
In addition, Gojek and Telkomsel also collaborate in the field of talent empowerment through the exchange of experiences and professional skills development programs as an effort to improve technological human resources in Indonesia.
Andre Soelistyo, Co-CEO of Gojek Group said, “We are very proud to be able to expand our strategic collaboration with Telkomsel as the biggest player in the telecommunications industry.
This collaboration will reach hundreds of millions of Indonesians, including consumers, driver partners and MSME partners, so they can take part in enjoying the benefits of the digital economy. “
“The digital economy in Indonesia is driven by the development of mobile devices (mobile-first market), so that if the leading players in the technology and telecommunications industry collaborate to take advantage of existing resources, Indonesia's digital economy can be accelerated to a higher stage (leap frog).”
“Gojek is always inspired by the leaders of Indonesia's proud technology industry such as Telkomsel. The investment made by Telkomsel shows deep trust in the Gojek platform business model.
“The wide reach of our ecosystem and the positive impact it has on Indonesian society and economy. This also puts us in a stronger financial position to drive growth going forward, “said Andre.
On the same occasion, President Director of Telkomsel, Setyanto Hantoro said, “The collaboration between Telkomsel and Gojek originated from the same vision of both parties, namely to reinforce the position of local players as hosts in their own country.
“We are very proud to have the opportunity to collaborate with a platform that is proud of the nation's children which continues to have a positive impact on millions of Indonesians, in every aspect of their daily lives. “
“We believe that collaboration with Gojek and its extensive ecosystem will also accelerate the transformation of Telkomsel as a digital telco company and strengthen the company's consistency in building an inclusive and sustainable digital ecosystem.
“Even though we are still facing a situation full of challenges in the midst of a pandemic. The spirit of collaboration will continue to be our foundation in presenting the benefits of digital technology in all sectors of life for all levels of Indonesian society, “said Setyanto.
President Director of Telkom Indonesia, Ririek Adriansyah further emphasized, “As the parent company of Telkomsel, Telkom welcomes and supports cross-sector collaboration between Gojek and Telkomsel.
“We believe this collaboration with Gojek will provide great added value potential if it is carried out with Telkomsel, especially to increase Telkomsel's competitive advantage in developing the digital service business.
“Along with the transformation roadmap that is being carried out by TelkomGroup to become the leading digital telecommunications company in Indonesia.”
“This collaboration is also in line with TelkomGroup's vision and mission to orchestrate the strategy of strengthening synergy value that has been running between the two companies.
“This will have a positive impact and strengthen TelkomGroup's business portfolio in accelerating the digital economy in Indonesia,” concluded Ririek.
This corporate action is also part of Telkomsel's journey in carrying out the three digital pillars, namely as a provider of digital connectivity, digital services and digital platforms.
This is currently the basis for the company to present a variety of customer-centered digital products and services that meet the daily needs of the Indonesian people.
Telkomsel believes this collaboration with Gojek will also complement Telkomsel's transformation strategy in developing digital service businesses, in addition to strengthening the capacity and quality of human resources, especially digital talents.