News Release

PT Smartfren Telecom Tbk Transforms Its Business with the Cisco Multicloud Architecture Platform

News Summary: Infrastructure consolidation and multi-cloud
Feb 25, 2020

News Summary:

  • Infrastructure consolidation and multi-cloud adoption helps one of Indonesia’s leading operators realize digitization vision and prepare for future 5G opportunities 
  • Cisco Multi-Cloud architecture, featuring Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) enables Smartfren to provide business customers with a true private cloud experience on a shared infrastructure


SAN JOSE, California, February 25, 2020 – Smartfren, one of Indonesia’s leading telecom operators with more than 20 million active subscribers, today announced Cisco as its preferred digitization partner to create a multi-cloud architecture. The project will entail the creation of a digital services data center architecture in Indonesia with cloud computing, managed services, and cloud services integrated.

In line with the Indonesian government’s goal to become one of the most digitally advanced countries in Southeast Asia, Smartfren initiated a digitization campaign to transform their data center and offer enhanced Cloud services for Enterprise customers.

The solution selected by Smartfren is the Cisco Multi-Cloud architecture, including Cisco ACI and Cisco UCS. Cisco ACI, the industry’s leading software-defined networking (SDN) solution, provides seamless connectivity, automated configuration, and unified policy across on-premise and public cloud data centers; regardless of the type of workloads that are extended across Smartfren’s multiple data centers and cloud environments. Designed for secure multitenancy, it enables Smartfren to provide business customers with a true private cloud experience on a shared infrastructure, with support for business continuity and disaster recovery. Cisco UCS delivers the highly elastic, API-driven computing platform required for Smartfren’s cloud services vision.

Cisco automates the integration of multiple on-premise / public cloud deployments, enabling Smartfren to apply consistent security, service chaining, governance, and compliance through a common application policy.

"To drive the IT Infrastructure component of our digital transformation initiative, we have shifted from traditional, bare-metal Online Charging System (OCS) applications to a suite of virtualized solutions. The Cisco ACI and UCS solutions will enable new and future business initiatives and seamlessly enable 5G networking in the coming years,” said Jagbir Singh, Group CTIO, Sinar Mas Group.

“We are delighted to work with Smartfren on this Telco Cloud Platform virtualization journey - starting with anchor vOCS and evolving into multi-tenant, multi-cloud, SDN fabric architecture. Our world-class solution will enhance their enterprise digitalization ambition and rollout of 5G services,” said Sanjay Kaul, President, Asia-Pacific & Japan, Service Provider Business for Cisco.


Supporting resources:

About Cisco
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide technology leader that has been making the Internet work since 1984. Our people, products, and partners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow's digital opportunity today. Discover more at and follow us on Twitter at @Cisco.

 Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. A listing of Cisco's trademarks can be found at Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company.

Media Contacts

Sara Cicero

Public Relations
+1 770-236-2181