14 Apr Redtone inks MoU with TelkomSigma
REDtone International Bhd is set to expand its footprint to Southeast Asia following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) inked by its subsidiary REDtone Data Centre Sdn Bhd with PT Sigma Cipta Caraka (TelkomSigma), a leading end-to-end IT solutions and data centre services company in Indonesia.
The partnership marks a commitment by both parties to offer managed ICT value-added services and solutions for the Indonesian market, where such services are seeing a big increase in demand.
REDtone’s tie-up with TelkomSigma is in line with the group’s strategy of building a presence in Southeast Asia and strengthening its managed value-added services, which is one of its four core business pillars.
In Malaysia, amongst the managed value-added services offered by REDtone are data centre services, cloud services and application solutions, teleradiology services and internet-of-things services.
Its group CEO Lau Bik Soon said it expects the collaboration with TelkomSigma, which is part of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk, to accelerate the growth of its managed value-added services and to pave the way for it to widen its business to other countries in the region.
“Managed value-added services is expected to be one of REDtone’s main growth drivers moving forward and we target to increase contribution from this segment to group revenue to 30% in the next three to four years.
“As a start for our tie-up with TelkomSigma, we will look into jointly establishing a Teleradiology Exchange in Indonesia,” Lau said in a statement yesterday, adding that REDtone is optimistic the partnership will pave the way for other collaborations for the group in Southeast Asia.
When set up, the Teleradiology Exchange is expected to help Indonesian hospitals to strengthen radiology service delivery and create cost savings in health care delivery.
The teleradiology reporting services will assist in overcoming potentially limited professional resources, shorten the time in providing radiology reports and allow radiology departments to extend their services to remote areas effectively and economically.
REDtone has its own Teleradiology Exchange located in Damansara Perdana to serve hospitals in Malaysia and the region with teleradiology reporting services.
Source: The Sun