March 9, 2021 – A recently signed partnership agreement between Dwi Tunggal Putra (DTP) and SES Networks is enabling residents of 158 villages in remote parts of Indonesia’s West Java Province to access crucial online resources such as educational content, as well as unlocking the potential of the region’s digital economy. The Smart Village project, spearheaded by Indonesia’s telecommunication and information accessibility agency, Badan Aksesibilitas Telekomunikasi dan Informasi (BAKTI), aims to bridge the digital divide and bring much-needed e-government and other essential services to underserved rural communities of Indonesia. Under the multi-year agreement, DTP will be using high-throughput capacity on the SES-12 satellite to support the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology’s Smart Village project and fulfil the government’s universal service obligation (USO). SES Networks is already serving the BAKTI Leased Capacity Project using the SES-12 ground station in Indonesia. DTP has contracted substantial capacity on SES-12, a powerful high throughput satellite (HTS) orbiting at geostationary (GEO) orbit. SES-12 covers the Middle East and Asia Pacific region with 72 high throughput user spot beams, as well as six regional beams. Tailored for data-heavy applications, SES-12 provides cost-effective solutions for broadcasters, content operators, mobile network operators, internet service providers, enterprise, maritime, aeronautical and government customers.