Jakarta, 4 June 2021. PT XL Axiata Tbk (XL Axiata) continues to develop Internet of Things (IoT) services in Indonesia, among which is a solution for smarthomes. For this, XL Axiata has established a strategic partnership with BARDI and Tuya Smart, a leading company that provides products related to smarthomes. This collaboration will support XL Axiata to provide smart home solutions for the people of Indonesia.
XL Axiata’s Chief Sales Officer, Octavia Kurniawan (Okie) said, “We welcome the strategic collaboration with BARDI and Tuya Smart, in an area where they possess technical expertise and superior products for smarthomes. This collaboration will thus allow us to provide smarthome solutions with superior quality for the community. With quality smarthome services, IoT-based solution products from XL Axiata will be more comprehensive and complete. We are optimistic that public demand for smarthome services will continue to increase in the future.”
Okie added, as the first operator to collaborate with BARDI and Tuya Smart, launching solutions in the form of bundling products that are available both at the XL Axiata Official Store and BARDI Official Store, XL Axiata hopes that this collaboration can continue to be developed, among others by creating more diverse smart products and solutions. In addition, he also hopes that this initiative can seize the market for smarthome service products, which are now increasingly recognized by the Indonesian people especially in urban areas, along with the continuously expanding digital ecosystem.
In the future, with technical support for IoT development from Tuya, BARDI and XL Axiata will be able to launch more smart products and solutions that are new, easy to use, and also affordable. At the same time, XL Axiata will also join the Tuya open ecosystem and connect with more than 310 thousand products labeled ‘Powered by Tuya’ to realize the vision of “one app, all smart”.
BARDI CEO Ryan Maurice Tallulah said, the support provided by XL Axiata and Tuya Smart allows them to help more companies enter the IoT market as well as jointly promote the concept and development of the smarthome market in Southeast Asia.
Meanwhile, Ross Luo, General Manager for the Asia Pacific Region of Tuya Smart, said, “Tuya is honored to provide our capabilities and support to both partners, so that more Indonesian consumers can experience the convenience of a smarthome in their daily lives.”
To date, XL Axiata has 56.02 million subscribers, supported by more than 147 thousand BTS, including more than 57 thousand 4G BTS. XL Axiata’s 4G LTE network also continues to be expanded, and has currently reached more than 458 cities/districts in various regions across Indonesia. XL Axiata also continues to invest in fiber networks, transmission, backhaul, network modernization, and various other network upgrades to improve stability, network capacity, and data service quality in line with the continued increase in data service traffic.