"We are honored to develop and expand our strategic partnership with TELKOM by providing a new 3G network based on CDMA2000 1X," said Ulf Månsson, president of PT Ericsson Indonesia. "Ericsson is committed to supporting Indonesia's growing telecommunications market with its industry-leading wireless solutions," added Ulf Månsson.

Ericsson will begin network deployment immediately.

"The compact design and industry leading performance characteristics of Ericsson's CDMA2000 1X solution will help TELKOM get 3G services to their customers in the fastest and most cost-efficient way possible," said Åke Persson, president of Ericsson CDMA Systems.

The introduction of CDMA2000 1X will enhance the users data experience with high-speed data services at speeds of up to 153 kbps. CDMA2000 will also provide increased voice capacity for TELKOM.

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