CITIC Telecom subsidiary Acclivis has secured an internet service provider license in Indonesia that it will use to offer carrier-neutral connectivity under the ‘Pacific Internet’ brand.
Singapore-based Acclivis said in a statement that its target customers are “the OTTs [over-the-top service providers], large enterprises and MNCs [multinational corporations] in the country.”
It said that the ISP license would “strengthen Acclivis' foothold in Indonesia” and “enhance Pacific Internet's existing ISP coverage in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, offering improved network connectivity from its wholly-owned mesh network connecting all four regional markets.”
Pacific Internet lays claim to being “one of Asia’s iconic ICT brands, founded in 1991” and “the first ISP in Singapore and first Singaporean company to list on NASDAQ”.
"The Indonesian ICT market is the largest in Southeast Asia and poised to grow further over the next few years with the prioritisation of its digital economy as an area of growth,” Acclivis CEO Marcus Cheng said.
“Since the pandemic, there has been a surge in demand for communications and connectivity as enterprises moved their business models online.
“Securing an ISP licence at this point adds strong competitive advantage to Acclivis and enables us to offer the full suite of ICT services to our customers in a more cost-effective manner."