Microsoft is keen to invest in data centres based in Indonesia according to the country’s president after meeting with Satya Nadella. The president confirmed to media that the country is looking to develop the regulatory framework in a way which will allow Microsoft to invest money into the Southeast Asian nation.
Discussing the meeting, President Joko Widodo said:
“Microsoft wants to invest immediately in Indonesia. So within a week we will decide a new, simple regulation to support the investment.”
The comments came after a speech the president had given at an event celebrating 25 years of Microsoft’s presence in the country. Aside from the brief statement, Widodo said no more on the matter so it’s unclear what the regulation will look like, but given the speed he wants to get it done, we won’t have to wait long to find out.
The development will be a boost for Microsoft after it reported that it won’t meet its second-quarter projections due to the Covid-19 outbreak that is spreading quickly around the world. Microsoft is not the only firm to have been affected by Covid-19; Apple has adjusted its forecasts and MWC 2020 has been cancelled.