Indonesia’s first ever International ICT event – Communic Indonesia 2016 – gathers momentum as Huawei, Canovate and IBM confirm

  • Posted by Fran Cator
  • June 8, 2016 4:24 PM BST

Jakarta, Indonesia, 8 June 2016: Huawei, Canovate and IBM are among the latest companies to join the line-up of more than one hundred exhibitors at Indonesia’s first major ICT event – which will provide a platform for Indonesia to strengthen its quest to build a robust digital economy and ecosystem.

Communic Indonesia 2016 – which focuses on data centres and Cloud technologies, big data, cable and satellite, and enterprise solutions – will be collocated with a dedicated series of industry events, including the Indonesia ICT Summit and Broadcast Indonesia 2016, all taking place at the Jakarta International Expo, in Kemayoran, from Wednesday, August 31 to Saturday, September 3.

Together with Broadcast Indonesia 2016, Communic Indonesia 2016 is expected to attract more than 450 exhibitors from across Asia and beyond, showcasing ICT solutions and digital multimedia and entertainment technology to operators, ISPs and broadcasters under one roof. An exciting line up of speakers – featuring Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard and Bitcoin Indonesia – has also been confirmed.

“Indonesia is fast becoming South East Asia’s up-and-coming region in the ICT and digital multimedia market, with huge growth potential across the country,” said Show Director Rupert Owen. “Communic Indonesia will gather industry professionals from across the region to network and discuss a multitude of relevant industry issues, opportunities and challenges relating to satellite, Internet of Things, big data, Cloud, security, and 4G, 5G and LTE.”

Communic Indonesia 2016 is expected to attract more than 12,000 visitors across the four days, with more than 11 countries participating, including China, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the USA.

Indonesia – which spans more than 17,000 islands – currently has a population of more than 250 million people and is expected to reach 258.6 million by the end of 2016. The country depends on the continuing investment in the communications infrastructure to provide essential services and meet the growing needs and expectations of its consumers.

“As the government announces the Indonesia Broadband Plan, major investments are expected in the broadband connectivity infrastructure and its related ICT verticals,” said Mr Ben Wong, President Director of event organiser PT Pamerindo Indonesia. “The Jakarta International Expo is a world-class venue located in the heart of Indonesia and we are confident the event will provide the ideal platform to discuss Indonesia’s digital future.”