Jakarta, April 2, 2024 - Ruijie Networks, a leading provider of network infrastructure and solutions in the industry, together with PT Mega Buana Teknologi (MBT), an IT solution provider in Indonesia and a subsidiary of CTI Group, are proud to announce a strategic partnership aimed at leveraging the expertise of both entities in providing simple and artificial intelligence (AI)-based network infrastructure solutions for industry players in Indonesia, especially in the Higher Education sector, both State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and private companies, and the government sector.

Ruijie Networks and MBT Join Forces to Bring AI-Based Network Solutions to Indonesia
This collaboration is in line with the vision of Ruijie Networks and MBT, which focuses on supporting Indonesia's digitalization, considering that the country is still facing low internet connectivity, as revealed by the Minister of Communication and Information, Budi Arie Setiadi. Currently, Indonesia ranks 9th out of 11 ASEAN countries in terms of internet speed, with an average mobile internet speed of 24.96 Mbps and fixed broadband reaching 27.87 Mbps in December 2023. On the other hand, according to the Asosiasi Pengguna Jaringan Internet Indonesia (APJI), internet users in Indonesia continue to increase to 79.5% of the population, an increase of 2.75% from the previous year, reaching around 221 million individuals in early 2024.
In terms of technological development, the presence of WiFi 7, 5G networks, and the development of Internet of Things (IoT) technology are also revolutionizing the industry through digitalization and automation. Ruijie Networks has identified several critical challenges faced by businesses in Indonesia, namely:
  • Complex network environment with a growing number of devices and cables resulting in user complaints and a shortage of human resources.
  • High reliability and scalability of network infrastructure where there are still obstacles in terms of expanding coverage and weak network access performance, and the selection of products and network solutions that are not yet targeted.
  • Rapid increase in digital data traffic caused by a large number of internet users, social media usage, and online collaboration after the COVID-19 pandemic.
"There is a clear trend and increasing demand for high-speed internet connection and seamless connectivity in this digital era. We at MBT understand the challenges faced by industry players related to low internet connectivity and the increasing complexity of network infrastructure. This condition not only hinders the progress of businesses and organizations, but also affects the ability of people to access digital resources. At the same time, a new generation, often referred to as digital natives, has grown up in a fully digitally connected environment that requires fast and stable internet access wherever they are, as the internet has become an integral part of their daily lives," said Yuwono Pranata, CEO of MBT.
"We study well and understand the local market trend and needs which allow us to focus on solutions that are versatile, highly scalable, and easy to manage, ensuring that our solutions are tailored to address the specific challenges faced by businesses in Indonesia," said Austin Si, General Manager of Global Enterprise Ruijie Networks Indonesia.
Ruijie Networks provides innovative solutions such as  Simplified Optical Ethernet (SOE) that simplifies networks from complex ones with many buildings such as universities, is able to reduce the complexity and quantity of UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) cables, and adopts CWDM (Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing) technology to fully utilize existing fiber optic.
In addition, Ruijie Networks also has an AI-based solution with the Smart WLAN Solution that provides visualized WLAN management, provides in-depth information on terminal access, and comprehensive tools to ensure the best WiFi experience for users. Other solutions offered are the Data Center Network which has been implemented in leading internet companies in the world, and SD-WAN Enterprise which is implemented in government agencies, large enterprise branches, and large retail chains.
With a focus on technical consulting and customized solution packages, Ruijie Networks and MBT are ready to provide unmatched support and services to partners and customers throughout Indonesia.
"The partnership between Ruijie Networks and MBT marks a milestone in transforming network infrastructure solutions in Indonesia. Together, we are committed to empowering businesses and institutions with advanced technology, with the ultimate goal of enriching lives and driving progress in the digital age," concluded Yuwono.
About Ruijie Networks
Ruijie Networks, founded in 2003, is a leading network infrastructure and solution provider. We are always committed to fully integrating technologies with applications, and creatively solving customer challenges. Ruijie Networks has eight R&D centers, more than 8,000 employees, and a global presence in over 80 countries and regions across diverse industries. For more information visit https://id.ruijienetworks.com/
About MBT
PT Mega Buana Teknologi (MBT) is a leading IT solution provider in Indonesia, founded in 2020 as a subsidiary of CTI Group. MBT partners with global IT brands to deliver innovative and reliable technology solutions that drive tangible results for various industries. MBT's solutions help clients achieve significant revenue growth, improve operational efficiency, and gain a competitive edge in the market. For more information, visit www.mbt.co.id