Jakarta. Telkom Indonesia, as the official telecommunications partner of the 2018 Asian Games, said it is proud to have been an integral part of the international multisport event, hosted by Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra, between Aug. 18 and Sept. 2.
"We're very grateful to have been part of the Asian Games' success, by providing infrastructure and ICT [information and communications technology] services for everyone involved. As a 'flag carrier,' Telkom has the responsibility to uphold Indonesia's international reputation. We're very proud to have been part of this grand event," Dian Rachmawan, Telkom director of enterprise and business services, said in Jakarta on Tuesday (04/09).
He said all Telkom services ran smoothly and without any interruptions during the event.
"For us, convenience in communicating during special moments like the Asian Games is of the utmost importance. Our team prepared the best quality of service so people could communicate and share the event," Dian said.
In preparing for the Asian Games, Telkom improved and increased its network capacity at the 94 venues in Jakarta and Palembang where the event would be held. Points of interest, such as the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in Jakarta, were of particular importance.
Telkom successfully broadcasted 766 live events during the Asian Games from broadcast centers in Jakarta and Palembang.
Paul Ryding, a journalist for the South China Morning Post, said Telkom's services helped him greatly in delivering his reports.
"We would like to thank Telkom Indonesia for providing great facilities and service, as well as their friendly and helpful staff," Ryding said.
Skateboarding gold medalist Margielyn Didal of the Philippines also said the connection helped him communicate with his friends and family back home.
"I used the Wi-Fi that was available at the athletes' village to call friends and family during the Games. The connection was very stable; everyone was able to contact their friends and family very easily," Margielyn said.
This was not the first time Telkom was entrusted to provide ICT services during a major event. The state-owned company also provided ICT services during the High-Level Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and the 50th anniversary of the Asia-Africa Conference.
However, this year's Asian Games was the biggest and most complex international event Telkom has worked on so far.