MetaNesia, also known as Metaverse Indonesia, is set to boost both the domestic economy and commercial sectors in the country. It was created by the state-run telecommunications corporation Telkom Indonesia.
In contrast to popular belief, metaverse is more than just virtual reality, according to the company’s deputy executive vice president for digital technology and business platform, Ery Punta Hendraswara, who made the statement in a press release on Friday. Hendraswara also said that although augmented reality can also be employed, virtual reality can be used for engagement in the metaverse.
He noted that metaNesia might provide businesses various fresh opportunities to tap into the desired markets. The COVID-19 pandemic, according to Hendraswara, has altered a number of areas of life. The businesses started offering their services to clients both online and offline in recent years. Both approaches can be combined using the metaverse platform. As a result, the new platform is anticipated to create value for Telkom in order to better service its current customers and draw in new ones.
The company has been working on new technology as a digital driver in Indonesia to build a connected metaverse environment there
MetaNesia is anticipated to mark a turning point in Indonesia’s development of a virtual economy that not only caters to big businesses but also makes it possible for MSMEs to access new markets.
According to Andrew Tarigan, Product Manager of metaNesia, the new metaverse platform will be unveiled at the music festival Digiland, which will take place at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta.
The event will feature a number of engaging activities for attendees, including an e-sports competition and a non-fungible token (NFT) art exhibition.
“Telkom will offer a variety of technology at the launch event venue, including virtual reality, VR-Driving, and PC. Visitors can virtually attend the concerts of (Indonesian musicians) Pusakata and Vidi Aldiano using the devices, according to Tarigan. He confirmed that users of the metaverse platform could traverse the globe, visit the metaverse mall, and take virtual road tests.