• ‘More connectivity, less discrepancy,’ says Jakarta Smart City’s Head of IT Development

    Jakarta Smart City (JSC) is the most integrated public reporting and information platform in Jakarta, Indonesia's sprawling capital city with a population exceeding 9 million. JSC was initiated in December 2014, developed to create one platform that provides public information about the city - in an age where data sharing is the key to prosperity. The initiative contributed to the motion of smart cities with the use of technology and communications to achieve better public services. It aims to enhance public participation, and enable the government to utilize data, provide feedback and criticism easily. Heading JSC's IT Development is Prasetyo A. Wicaksono, a computer software specialist, who shares the initiative's vision for a more efficient, resilient and connected Jakarta.

  • Google launches its free public Wi-Fi program in Indonesia

    US search engine giant Google has formally announced its plans to launch its innovative free public Wi-Fi initiative in Indonesia following the success of the program in India. Google's Wi-Fi project is entitled Google Station and it has been heralded as a brilliant success in India, since debuting in the region eighteen months ago.

  • Softbank, Lippo Karawaci to deploy smart city technology in Indonesian village

    Indonesian property developer Lippo Karawaci and Japanese conglomerate Softbank have joined forces to develop and deploy smart city technology in Lippo village, near Jakarta.