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Indonesia has one of the fastest growing mobile user bases in the world – the archipelago is home to 260 million people and is the largest economy in Southeast Asia. Around 65 per cent of the population are active internet users, making it a rich untapped resource for e-commerce giants and global financial institutions.

While the sheer number of connected people sounds promising, it is not the case for local data infrastructure. Its data centres are unable to keep up with current demand, putting organisations at risk of downtime. This may lead to damaged brand reputations and financial losses.

Current data centres have small capacities at about 5 to 10 megawatts, which clearly is not sufficient for the dynamic requirements of a multinational firm. Modern demand calls for scalable, contiguous and reliable systems and there is not anything like that in Indonesia right now.

Read more at : https://www.scmp.com/tech/policy/article/3038571/why-indonesia-needs-upgrade-data-infrastructure-digital-services-grow