Daily Archives: June 22, 2020

Expereo acquires Comsave, the network connectivity intelligence and sourcing platform

AMSTERDAM, June 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Expereo, the global provider of managed Internet, Cloud access, and SD-WAN solutions, announces the acquisition of connectivity intelligence platform Comsave, accelerating the automation of sourcing and provisioning of its suite of global Internet access services.

Comsave pioneers an industry-disruptive e-commerce platform, automating the sourcing and provisioning of Internet and last-mile access services across multiple service providers.

The acquisition reflects Expereo’s commitment to simplify global networking for multinational enterprises and service providers. It also accelerates the establishment of Expereo’s digital platform expereo.one as the platform of choice for sourcing and managing global Internet, Cloud access, and SD-WAN solutions, putting control in customers’ and partners’ hands with full insights in connectivity and application performance.

“Comsave pioneered the automation in sourcing and provisioning of Internet access services, having built an industry-leading platform and API eco-system across a multitude of service providers,” says Matthijs van Seventer, CEO of Comsave. “To scale this globally with Expereo, building on the synergies of our technology platforms and common vision is an amazing next step for Comsave and its partners,” he adds.

Expereo’s investment is driven by a shared vision between both companies towards digitally transforming the fragmented “last mile” supplier landscape, giving customers and partners control over this last piece in the global connectivity puzzle.

“Our combined capabilities are simplifying the complex and costly access component in architecting and sourcing global connectivity solutions for our partners and customers. With Comsave’s people, technology, and know-how, we can radically simplify and reduce the cost of managing a multitude of access suppliers, therefore accelerating our partners’ and customers’ digital transformation”, explains Expereo CEO, Irwin Fouwels.

“We are delighted to have Matthijs and his team joining us on this journey. We are particularly proud to complete this acquisition during these challenging times for many, evidencing the robustness of both our businesses as well as Apax Partners’ commitment and ability to execute on our growth strategy,” Fouwels concludes.

About Comsave

Comsave is Europe’s fastest-growing independent network intelligence and connectivity platform, trusted as an integrated solution partner for carriers, wholesalers, and service providers to help them efficiently source and connect.

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About Expereo

Expereo is the leading provider of managed network solutions, including global internet connectivity, SD-WAN, and cloud acceleration services. Expereo is the trusted partner of 30% of Fortune 500 companies and powers enterprise and government sites worldwide, helping to enhance every business’ productivity with flexible and optimal Internet performance.

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About Apax Partners

Expereo was acquired by Apax Partners in 2018.

Apax Partners is a leading European private equity firm. With more than 45 years of experience, Apax Partners provides long-term equity funding to build and strengthen world-class companies. Funds managed and advised by Apax Partners exceed €4 billion. These funds invest in fast-growing middle-market companies across four sectors of specialization: Tech & Telecom, Consumer, Healthcare, and Services.



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Jakarta anniversary virtual celebration to proffer fangled experience


Jakarta The governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan, is optimistic that a virtual celebration to commemorate the capital city’s 493th anniversary, falling on June 22, would offer a new-fangled experience for the community amid the unceasing COVID-19 pandemic.

“This virtual celebration is expected to lend a new experience to the community, as technology will be utilized optimally for social interactions and cultural economic activities, including the experience of city tours, through the use of virtual methods,” Baswedan stated at the Jakarta City Hall after holding a welcome ceremony to mark the 493th anniversary of Jakarta on Monday.

Disparate to the anniversary celebrations organized earlier, the Jakarta provincial government decided to not mark Jakarta’s anniversary with carnivals or festivals that tend to draw crowds in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The governor was also upbeat that the events can be accessed virtually and offer a broader understanding of Jakarta to those residing in Indonesia and other countries.

“In syaa Allah (God willing), in future, it would become a medium to introduce Jakarta to the entire Indonesian community and the world,” he affirmed.

The 493th anniversary of Jakarta coincidentally also marks the success achieved by the capital city’s administration in curbing the transmission of COVID-19 after a three-month battle.

“This year, the anniversary celebrations are themed ‘Jakarta Resilient’ to highlight the fact that residents of this city harbor high spirits and demonstrate resilience in the face of tough challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Alhamdulillah, this pandemic, which was once quite grave in Jakarta, is now brought under control,” he emphasized.



Source: Antara News


COVID-19 handling costs equivalent to 4.2 percent of GDP: Minister

Jakarta Costs borne by Indonesia’s government to handle the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent impact, through the economic stimulus program, reach Rp695.2 trillion, or 4.2 percent of the gross domestic Product (GDP), Finance Minister Sri Mulyani stated.

“On the basis of calculation from the revision package of Presidential Decree No. 54 of 2020 that we delivered with a deficit of 6.4 percent, the stimulus offered to Indonesia is then equal to 4.2 percent of the GDP,” the minister remarked during a work meeting with the House of Representatives’ Commission X. here on Monday.

Indonesia’s COVID-19 handling budget totals Rp695.2 trillion, comprising Rp87.55 trillion in the health sector, Rp203.9 trillion for social protection, Rp120.61 trillion for business incentives, Rp123.46 trillion for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME), Rp53.57 trillion for corporate funding, and Rp106.11 trillion for ministry and governmental bodies sectors and local governments.

The government-issued stimulus aimed at salvaging the economy from further weakening, thereby prompting the issuance of policies from both the monetary and fiscal sectors.

Mulyani noted that Indonesia is not the only country to have issued stimulus policies for economic recovery, but other G-20 countries, including Germany, Japan, Italy, Great Britain, the United States, Australia, France, Canada, and Russia, too have issued similar policies.

“With such significant contraction, other countries are all applying stimulus programs to help salvage their economies,” she added.

Furthermore, Mulyani stated that the government will constantly monitor developments pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, based on the number of cases that continue to rise daily, particularly in cities contributing larger to the economy.

“We need to step up vigil, as the number of cases continue to rise, along with the government’s efforts to conduct rapid tests on a larger scale,” she stated.

The minister noted that six areas have recorded the highest number of confirmed cases. These comprise DKI Jakarta that contributes 18 percent of the GDP; East Java, 14.9 percent to the GDP; West Java, 13.4 percent; Central Java, 8.6 percent; South Sulawesi, 3.2 percent; and South Kalimantan, 1.1 percent.

“COVID-19 not only impacts people but also the economy, as areas, with the highest number of confirmed cases, are also the largest contributors to Indonesia’s economy,” she pointed out.



Source: Antara News


Task Force reiterates health advice for malls, shopping centers

JakartaThe Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling has continued to promulgate health protocols among the public, especially the managements of public facilities, including malls and shopping centers.

“The first (protocol) is limiting the number of visitors. Then, carrying out temperature checks at each entrance point,” said Dr. Reisa Broto Asmoro from the task force’s communications team, here on Monday.

Any visitor or management personnel showing a body temperature of over 37.3 degree Celsius should not be allowed to enter. The same should also apply to those not wearing masks.

“Officers in charge of health checks should be equipped with masks and face shields, and should be accompanied by a security officer,” she continued.

Aside from limiting the number of visitors, the number of vendors operating in shopping centers should also be limited, she stated. Display cabinets must be put up at a distance, and operating hours should be adapted according to the health protocols.

“Managements need to enforce distancing in queues by installing signs on the floor, with a minimum of one meter (space between) each,” she continued.

Traffic around the premises should be managed to prevent crowding and to optimize the use of outdoor areas. Companies have been asked to provide information regarding entry prohibitions for workers and visitors showing symptoms of fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, or difficulty in breathing, as well as history of contact with a COVID-19 patient, she informed.

The Health Ministry’s Decree Number HK.01.07/MENKES/382/2020 on Health Protocols for People in Public Places and Facilities, enforced as of June 19, 2020, also prescribes periodic spraying of disinfectants.

“(Disinfection should be carried out) At least three times a day. Disinfection should mainly be done in areas and on appliances that are touched often, such as door handles, lift buttons, toilets, and other facilities,” she said. (INE)


Source: Antara News


Indonesia’s COVID-19 case tally reaches 46,845; recoveries at 18,735

Jakarta Indonesia’s coronavirus case count touched 46,845 on June 22, 2020, with 18,735 people recovering from the infection, including 331 people discharged from hospital on Monday, said Achmad Yurianto, the government’s spokesperson for COVID-19 response.

“The death toll is (currently at) 2,500. The number of patients under surveillance (PDP) is 12,999, while 43,500 people are under monitoring (ODP),” Yurianto said at a press conference at the Graha BNPB here in Jakarta on Monday.

On Monday, Indonesia added 954 confirmed cases, with the death toll climbing by 35 compared to the previous day.

On Sunday, 10,926 specimens were examined, of which, 954 showed a positive result for COVID-19.

So far, a total of 650,311 specimens have been tested using the Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) method, or Molecular Rapid Test (TCM).

East Java Province added the highest number of new cases on Monday, with a total of 315 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 and 66 patients making a complete recovery from the infection.

Jakarta recorded 127 fresh cases and 74 recoveries, while South Sulawesi registered 111 new cases and 38 recoveries.

Meanwhile, South Kalimantan recorded 89 new cases and 10 recoveries; South Sumatra 60 new cases and 17 recoveries; West Java 17 new cases and 24 recoveries; West Nusa Tenggara 11 new cases and 13 recoveries; and, Gorontalo three new cases and four recoveries.

Of the country’s 34 provinces, 19 provinces recorded less than 10 new cases on Monday, and 11 provinces reported no fresh cases. Yogyakarta saw no new cases and reported seven recoveries.

According to Yurianto, the coronavirus infection has so far spread to 440 districts and cities across the country. The number of affected areas increased by one on Monday compared to the day earlier.



Source: Antara News