Alita’s Transformation Towards an Integrated Digital Ecosystem

Written by. Budi Hartono

PT Alita Praya Mitra, known as Alita, was established on June 16, 1995, with a business focus in the telecommunications industry. Alita’s first project is to build a telecommunications network outside Indonesia, precisely in Cambodia.

In the 2000s, Alita returned to Indonesia and focused on being a provider of telecommunications services and infrastructure for cellular operators. Seeing the direction of technology in the future, Alita considers the need to develop a broader market by transforming into a service provider in information and telecommunications technology (ICT).

Various services and innovations have developed to meet market needs in the ICT sector, such as the application of radio frequency identification (RFID) -based smart cards, provision of TV transmitting devices, application of electronic tickets to public transportation services, payment gateways for the needs of Cooperatives and SME, application of branchless bank, online banking payment point (PPOB), as well as the provision of a primary network (core) in the form of microwave and optical fiber.

In 2014, Alita entered the smart solution service market with a product and solution called AiBAS ™ (Alita Integrated Business Application and Solution) with the first implementation of smart building and automation at Alita Building, Jalan Muara Dalam No.108, Jakarta.

We implemented various AiBAS solutions to the office, such as automatic lighting management based on people’s movement, digital-based automatic HVAC control, room reservation management to facilitate meeting room settings, and electricity usage monitors to monitor daily electricity usage operations. Implementing this has been financially successful in reducing operating expenses and increasing employee productivity.

Two years later, seeing the great benefits of the presence of the internet of things (IoT), Alita also initiated the IoT community, which consists of all stakeholders in this field, ranging from technology owners, business actors, developers, academics, regulators, to the media in one place—named IoT Forum Indonesia.

This forum eventually developed into an organization called the Indonesian Internet of Things Association (ASIOTI) in December 2018, endorsed by the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Communication and Information.

Alita plays an active role in developing the IoT community in Indonesia, including educating the public about this technology’s important role. It is related to the inclusion of IoT as one of the pillars of technology in the 4.0 industrial revolution program, which is now developing again into Indonesia’s digital transformation.

In the internal side, Alita also continued to innovate until we won the 2019 Industrial Technology Pioneering award in the category of Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Textile, Metal, Machinery, Transportation Equipment, and Electronics from the Ministry of Industry for the innovative implementation of dynamic QR Code technology in IoT-based smart solutions to support development Industry 4.0 on December 16, 2019. The winning solution implemented in the first XL IoT Lab (X-Camp) and several other locations.

We continue to develop various solutions-based on IoT technology to build an integrated digital ecosystem. Using a managed service system, this can be implemented to broader concepts such as smart cities, smart provinces, and the country level. (corcomm / fim)