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Indosat Ooredoo and IBM have announced a five year, $200m partnership under which IBM and Indosat Ooredoo subsidiary, Lintasarta, will develop and deliver solutions on the IBM Cloud to help businesses streamline processes and improve productivity.

They will build an integrated command center to serve local clients of both companies by monitoring and managing their operations and information technology, and building IT skills and capabilities in Indonesia. Under a related five year agreement IBM will help Indosat Ooredoo transform its own IT operations to improve overall client experience and support the rapid development of new telecommunications services in the country.

IBM and Lintasarta will jointly develop and deliver cloud-based solutions, powered by IBM Cloud, ""to help Indonesian businesses drive innovation and agility, streamline their processes and improve productivity."" Indonesian clients of Indosat Ooredoo and IBM will be able to access these jointly developed cloud-based solutions built on IBM's Bluemix cloud platform ""accelerating collaboration and automation of software delivery and infrastructure changes."" Clients also will have access to IBM MaaS360, a cloud-based enterprise mobility management platform.

Under the technology services agreement IBM will deliver digital and operational transformation to all aspects of Indosat Ooredoo's operations to support the rapid development of new services that are easier to access, less complex and more affordable to use.

IBM will upgrade Indosat Ooredoo's IT infrastructure and deliver a range of application management services, including a test environment that will improve time to market for the development of new customer-facing services and applications.

Lintasarta is a provider of data communication, Internet and value added services for various industrial sectors. It claims more than 2,000 corporate customers and provides fiber optic data communication services, satellite networks, voice services, video conferencing services, data center, cloud computing and a range of professional services ranging from pre-service sales through business consultant, network engineer for the assessment and design of customer solutions to after-sales service of helpdesk. It has more than 100 staff across 44 cities in Indonesia.