This IDC Presentation provides a holistic understanding of the Indonesia Smart City in terms of the current overview of the country, its challenges, and the major Smart City solutions that are expected to redefine the overall Smart City ecosystem. It provides a section that discusses the smart technologies implemented by the Indonesia government, which includes the usage of smart education, smart health, smart transport, smart water, smart connectivity, smart energy, smart governance, and smart citizen initiatives to achieve socioeconomic growth and long-term city sustainability.
Indonesia has seen very slow growth in terms of implementing Smart City initiatives over the last decade due to lack of collaboration between the city government and the federal government. To establish and carry out Indonesia's Smart City plans, several initiatives have been taken by the local/regional governments. Plenty of these Smart City projects are funded in silos by the regional governments or private funders.
There are several technology vendors that are investing in Smart City solutions such as IBM, Siemens, Huawei, and Indosat. Indonesia is moving in the right direction even though its Smart City projects are continuing at a slow speed. IDC expects that in 2016 there will be major advancements in implementing the Smart City projects. IDC's top ICT predictions for Indonesia in 2016 is that the government will be more serious in ICT, and a lead agency will be established related to it. IDC opines this is the year most of the projects will get re-aligned, and take off again in 2017 in a big way.
From a technology perspective, government opportunities are emerging across the entire technology stack, with the current opportunities predominately in telecommunications, broadband network, IoT, machine-to-machine (M2M), mobile apps, ecommerce, and digitization. A large portion of investment is coming from the telecommunication companies.