Indonesia-based telecommunications provider Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (Indosat) group has on Thursday announced it’s ready to integrate the NVIDIA Blackwell platform into its infrastructure, with the goal of propelling Indonesia into a new era of sovereign artificial intelligence (AI) and technological advancement.

The adoption of the NVIDIA Blackwell platform will help Indosat solidify a paradigm shift in how Indonesia harnesses the power of AI and machine learning to drive innovation, economic growth, and national sovereignty, Indosat said in a statement.

With the Blackwell platform’s transformative technologies at its disposal, Indosat said the firm is poised to unleash a wave of innovation that will help redefine the possibilities of AI cloud services in Indonesia.

“The integration of NVIDIA Blackwell products into our infrastructure underscores our commitment to technological advancement and national sovereignty,

“With Blackwell technology at our fingertips, we are one step closer to our larger purpose of empowering Indonesia and leading the charge in sovereign AI, driving innovation, economic growth, and prosperity for future generations,” said Vikram Sinha, President Director and Chief Executive Officer of Indosat.

Bayu Hanantasena, President Director and Chief Executive Officer of Indosat’s subsidiary Lintasarta, said that adding NVIDIA’s latest technology into their service portfolio supports them in their journey to becoming one of the leading cloud service providers in the nation, helping them expand their network even further.

Ronnie Vasishta, Senior Vice President of Telecom at NVIDIA, said that sovereign AI is increasingly becoming top of mind for nations seeking to turbocharge innovation and increase productivity.

“By integrating the Blackwell platform, Indosat is poised to redefine its business and drive the development of large language models that will help empower Indonesia with generative AI,” he said.

According to the statement, through the integration of the NVIDIA Blackwell platform into its infrastructure, Indosat is empowering its business ecosystem and laying the groundwork for Indonesia to assert itself as a global leader in Sovereign AI. By leveraging the NVIDIA Blackwell platform’s processing power, Indosat is poised to unlock new frontiers of possibility, helping businesses across industries harness the full potential of AI and machine learning to drive productivity, efficiency, and innovation.

Indosat will leverage the NVIDIA Tensor Core GPU, based on the Blackwell platform, to deliver a massive speedup to inference workloads, making real-time performance possible for resource-intensive, multitrillion-parameter language models. Additionally, NVIDIA Tensor Core GPU, which includes NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPUs, will enable cloud network acceleration, composable storage, zero-trust security, and GPU compute elasticity in hyperscale AI clouds.

The NVIDIA Tensor Core GPU, also based on the Blackwell platform, will be available on NVIDIA DGX Cloud. This AI supercomputing service gives enterprises immediate access to the infrastructure and software needed to train advanced generative AI models.

Indosat first announced its strategic relationship with NVIDIA at Mobile World Congress 2024, in February.

As Indonesia embarks on its journey toward technological excellence and global competitiveness, Indosat stands at the forefront, driving the nation toward a future of innovation, opportunity, and progress.

With the NVIDIA Blackwell platform, Indosat said the firm is poised to unlock the full potential of AI and machine learning and help pave the way for Indonesia to assert itself as a global powerhouse in the new era of sovereign AI.

Indosat is owned by Ooredoo Hutchison Asia, a joint venture between Ooredoo and Hutchison Asia Telecom Group since 2022.

The firm provides cellular services, information and communication technology (ICT) solutions, data centers, fiber to the Home (FTTH), electronic payment services, financial services, and other digital services.

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