Lopez-led Bayan partners with Indonesian firm

Posted at 09/02/13 5:48 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Lopez-led Bayan Telecommunications (Bayan) is teaming up with a unit of PT Telecomunikasi Indonesia TbK (Telkom) to provide internet connectivity services overseas.

In a statement, Bayan Business head Patrick Gatchalian said the company has entered into a master services agreement with Telkom’s PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin) to serve overseas customers where the latter is present. 

"Through the partnership, we can provide fast connectivity to Indonesia and other areas where Telin is present such as in Singapore, Hong Kong, Timor Leste and Australia. We are targeting customers that run mission critical applications and are dependent on low latency," he said. 

Gatchalian said there are other partnership opportunities, including establishment of bilateral capacity between Bayan and Telin.

"Benefits include network efficiency and scalability, faster provisioning of data services, availability of capacity, and flexibility in pricing," he said. 

Telin marketing and sales director S.P. Natigor Sitorus said the company may outsource its customers' domestic data requirement to the Philippines.

"Bayan is Telin's first partner for outsourced data in the Philippines," he said. 

Gatchalian and Sitorus signed the master services agreement at the CommunicAsia 2013/BroadcastAsia 2013 held recently in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Jacqui Co-Soriano, head of Bayan Business Managed Services, Carriers & Partners, also signed the agreement.

PT Telkom offers a broad range of network and telecom services including domestic and international basic services, using cable, fixed wireless, Global System for Mobile Communication as well as interconnection services used among other license operators.