This chapter includes the following articles.
In terms of ICT connectivity, Indonesia is currently in the midst of a national transformation. Over the past decade the country has seen dramatic improvements in telecommunications availability; technology awareness and usage; investment in digital infrastructure by both the government and private sector players; regulatory oversight; and development planning. These trends have been driven by rapidly expanding demand for ICT products and services among the large population and thriving business community. Following on the heels of a challenging year in 2014, the ICT sector recovered somewhat in 2015 and the first half of 2016, primarily on the back of rising investments in data hosting services and e-commerce. On the telecoms side, late-2015 saw the rollout of 4G LTE high-speed data services by the country’s mobile operators.
This chapter contains a viewpoint from Rudiantara, Minister of Communications and IT; and an interview with Nadiem Makarim, CEO, GO-JEK.