Ericsson Indonesia and The Center for Digital Industry 4.0  have inaugurated their joint 5G Innovation Center at the PIDI 4.0 building located in Permata Hijau, Jakarta.

PIDI 4.0 is a government agency within the Industrial Human Resources Development Agency under the Ministry of Industry. The 5G Innovation Centre aims to accelerate Indonesia’s transformation towards industry 4.0.

By ‘Making Indonesia 4.0’, Indonesia has the potential to become one of the world’s top 10 economies by 2030. In addition, according to a study from The Asian Development Bank titled “Innovate Indonesia Unlocking Growth Through Technological Transformation”, by adopting new technologies, productivity can be improved and will drive accumulated GDP growth of 11 percent in the 2020-2040 period.

Jerry Soper, President of Ericsson Indonesia, said: “Ericsson has been at the forefront of providing connectivity and pioneering new generation mobile technologies in Indonesia. As a testament to our unwavering commitment to accelerating Indonesia’s digital transformation, we are delighted to announce our support for the PIDI 4.0 initiative by establishing the 5G Innovation Center. This Innovation platform will foster collaboration among industry leaders to create a strong innovation ecosystem that will enable Indonesia to realize new opportunities in the era of Industry 4.0.

Arnes Lukman, Kepala Pusat Industri Digital 4.0 (PIDI 4.0), says: “PIDI 4.0 serves as a technology matchmaking hub for companies in Indonesia. Today, we are thrilled to welcome one of our esteemed partners, Ericsson Indonesia, into our digital ecosystem by showcasing their world-class technology and solutions. We believe this will be beneficial for enterprises in Indonesia to support their digitalization journey. In addition, 5G provides unique benefits for industry 4.0 especially for the manufacturing sector. Expectedly, PT Ericsson and other PIDI 4.0 Partners could optimize the use case of 5G center through PIDI 4.0 Ecosystem collaboration. Together, we can accelerate Indonesia’s Industry transformation 4.0.”

Masrokhan, Head of Agency of Industrial Human Resource Development Ministry of Industry, says: “PIDI aims to accelerate digital transformation as it is crucial to boosting Indonesia’s economic growth. This can only be realized through strategic cooperation by multiple stakeholders that range from government institutions, associations, industry players, to academia. We appreciate this PIDI 4.0 initiative and Ericsson’s invaluable support in building a collaborative platform to drive our Making Indonesia 4.0 program. Furthermore, I appreciate Ericsson as PIDI 4.0 ecosystem member has also contributed in accelerating industry 4.0 adoption and implementation for manufacturing sector”.

Mulyadi, Director of Standardization, Ministry of Communication and Informatics, says: “We aim to accelerate digital transformation as it is crucial to boosting Indonesia’s economic growth. This can only be realized through strategic cooperation by multiple stakeholders that range from government institutions, associations, industry players, to academia. We appreciate this PIDI 4.0 initiative and Ericsson’s invaluable support in building a collaborative platform to drive our Making Indonesia 4.0 program. We hope this collaborative platform could support and promote local products and services, fostering growth of Indonesia’s local industry, enabling them to become smart players in the digital transformation and 5G ecosystem development.”

The collaboration between Ericsson Indonesia and PIDI 4.0 will play a pivotal role in helping to fulfill the government’s ambitions of Making Indonesia 4.0 and build strong digital talent. Ericsson, as an ICT leader, will continue to support the Making Industry 4.0 initiative of the Indonesian government by creating a strong digital infrastructure and boost the creation of a strong 5G ecosystem in the country. The 5G Innovation Center being set up is an example of the same.

Ericsson is a global leader in 5G having deployed 5G in 152 live networks across 65 markets globally. The Company was recently ranked as the leader in the Frost Radar™ 5G Network Infrastructure Market 2023 report for the third consecutive year, reaffirming its leadership in 5G radio access networks (RAN), transport networks, and core networks.