RELEASE: Telkomsel and Huawei inaugurate Indonesia's first 5G smart warehouse and 5G innovation center

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RELEASE: Telkomsel and Huawei inaugurate Indonesia's first 5G smart warehouse and 5G innovation center

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JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Telkomsel, a leading telecommunications provider, and Huawei, a global ICT solutions provider, have opened Indonesia's first 5G smart warehouse and 5G innovation center in Bekasi Regency, West Java . This landmark installation showcases the potential of 5G technology to transform warehouse management, drive operational efficiency and create new opportunities for the logistics industry to support the digital economy leap towards Indonesia's Golden Vision 2045.

The opening ceremony was officiated by Long, CEO of Huawei Indonesia, and attended by dignitaries such as Dr. Ir. Ismail MT, Director General of Postal and Information Technology and Resource Management, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology; Indra Mardiatna, Network Director of Telkomsel; Derrick Heng, Marketing Director of Telkomsel; Mahendra Rianto, president of the Indonesian Logistics Association; and representatives from Bandung Institute of Technology, Telkom University and other industry partner representatives.

CEO Dr. Ir. Ismail MT explained: "Huawei's 5G smart warehouse is both a wake-up call and a model par excellence for the ecosystem, demonstrating the immediate and seamless integration of 5G technology in the digitalization efforts. This integration evidently produces innovative solutions that extend the benefits beyond the logistics sector to a multitude of industries. Such advances can only be achieved through the concerted efforts of all interested parties, united in the effort to accelerate the digital transformation of the country ".

Long, CEO of Huawei Indonesia, highlighted Huawei's commitment to supporting the government and industry players to unlock Indonesia's digital opportunities. "At last year's Solo 5G Summit, together with industry partners, we committed to boosting the 5G ecosystem. The 5G Smart Warehouse is a testament to the value that 5G technology can bring to Indonesia's traditional industries," he stated. .

Indra Mardiatna, Chief Network Officer at Telkomsel, said: "In line with Indonesia's vision of pioneering innovations that drive the nation forward, Telkomsel remains steadfast in its commitment to deliver superior connectivity, pioneering solutions and inventive services designed to foster empowerment and catalyze expansive opportunities for business growth in the country. We are optimistic that the deployment of the 5G Smart Warehouse along with the conceptual solutions of the 5G Innovation Center will usher in a transformative era for professionals in the logistics sector, particularly through improving management competencies and expanding the operational effectiveness of storage systems. With the unwavering support of the government, courtesy of the Ministry of Communication and Information, and through synergistic partnerships with stakeholders such as Huawei, industry associations and the academic community, Telkomsel is committed to persisting in championing Indonesia's rapidly evolving digital commerce and economic landscape, with a focus on inclusive and sustainable progress."

The digital economy, which is expected to be a major catalyst for Indonesia's economy in the future, requires the support of an efficient and effective logistics industry. According to data from the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas, Indonesia's logistics costs have decreased from 23.5% to 14.29% of gross domestic product in 2023.

Advantages of 5G smart warehouse

The 5G smart warehouse leverages advanced technologies such as IoT and big data analytics to streamline operations, improve safety and security, increase efficiency, and reduce energy consumption and potential unforeseen losses.

Warehouse managers can use digital twins and real-time data analytics to optimize inventory management and avoid stockouts.

The 5G network also facilitates fast and accurate communication between personnel and autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs), ensuring efficient movement of goods. In addition, intelligent security systems with video and infrared sensors ensure warehouse security.

Huawei's 5G BTS technology that powers the warehouse has an energy consumption of only 5 watts, equivalent to that of a low-consumption light bulb, making it a sustainable solution for the future.

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