Telstra and Telkom Indonesia on Friday formed a joint venture that will provide network application services (NAS) for Indonesia-based enterprises and Australian companies operating in Indonesia.

NAS monitors applications and services deployed on an enterprise network in order to improve their performance and reliability, and safeguard corporate data. The aim is to identify and fix problems, thus freeing up the enterprise to focus on their core business and customers.

"By partnering with Telkom Indonesia in the fast growing NAS market we leverage local expertise, a respected brand and service capabilities," said Brendon Riley, group executive of global enterprise and services at Telstra, in a statement.

"The JV will offer an integrated end-to-end service, unique in the Indonesian market, by enabling NAS to be bundled with Telkom's connectivity and sold through Telkom Indonesia and Telstra's enterprise sales teams," he said.

Phil Sporton, executive director of customer service delivery for Telstra, will become CEO of the new venture.

"We believe the JV NAS will grow significantly not only because of the partnership with Telstra, but also considering Telkom's capabilities in network and data centre, as well as Telkom's strong position in the enterprise market segment," said Arief Yahya, CEO of Telkom Indonesia.

The JV is scheduled to become operational next year.