Ericsson delivers 3G/HSPA for Indosat in Indonesia

Press release
Nov 29, 2006 09:17 (GMT +00:00)
PT Indosat (Indosat) has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to deliver a 3G/WCDMA network in Indonesia. This agreement includes providing a higher data rates and enhance end-user experience through High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA).

Under this full turnkey agreement, Ericsson will provide Indosat with the radio and core networks, including network design, deployment, integration, performance and improvement of its WCDMA network covering Jakarta and surrounding areas as well as West Java, Central Java and Yogyakarta.

Enhancing its network with HSPA will enable Indosat to offer appealing mobile services with data speeds of up to 3.6Mbps, allowing it to offer true mobile broadband, mobile video and other multimedia services to its customers.

Kaizad B. Heerjee, Deputy President Director of Indosat, says, "Through the launching of the next generation  3G services, we  intend to  bring a whole new meaning to broadband services in Indonesia. To do so, we need to have a partner who can meet that challenge and  support us to introduce the latest  and range of  attractive mobile services to our customers in Indonesia"

Bengt Thornberg, President of Ericsson Indonesia, says "Ericsson is determined to provide the best in class network infrastructure and perceived as a responsive business partner. Ericsson is committed to support Indosat in taking the next step of offering its customers in the country. This contract further highlights our leading position in 3G/WCDMA and HSPA."

Ericsson is the main supplier to more than 50 percent of all commercially launched WCDMA networks and is powering 38 commercially launched HSPA mobile broadband networks on all continents

Ericsson is shaping the future of mobile and broadband Internet communication through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.

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PT Indosat Tbk. (Indosat)
Indosat is a leading telecommunication and information provider that provides cellular, IDD, and fixed wireless services, Multimedia, Data communications and Internet (MIDI). Indosat's shares are listed on the Jakarta and Surabaya Stock Exchange (JSX: ISAT) and its American Depository Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:IIT).
About HSPA
HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access), the first step in the evolution path of WCDMA, enables operators to introduce attractive new services such as mobile broadband with mobile TV, mobile music, high-speed internet connectivity and fixed wireless services. Ericsson's HSPA solution offers ADSL-like peak data speeds for the downlink up to 3.6Mbps now and up to 14.4Mbps by the end of 2006. Ericsson is the primary supplier to more than 50 percent of all commercially launched WCDMA networks and is powering 38 commercially launched HSPA mobile broadband networks on all continents. Ericsson is the primary supplier to the world's first commercial HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) launches. Ericsson expects first commercial launches of HSPA for the uplink, Enhanced Uplink, to take place early 2007.