NOKIA PRESS RELEASE November 29, 2005
Nokia wins GSM expansion with Indonesian Indosat
Espoo, Finland – One of the largest network operators in Indonesia, Indosat, has chosen Nokia to expand its GSM network in Bali and Java, excluding Jabotabek (Jakarta and surrounding areas), with radio network and circuit and packet switched core networks. Nokia will also supply cellular transmission for East Java. The expansion will further enhance Indosat’s service quality and coverage, and provide a network, which is prepared for future technology upgrades. A part of the expansion has been concluded as part of a three-year framework agreement signed by Nokia and Indosat in June.
Nokia also provides the Nokia NetAct(TM) network and service management system, as well as network planning, implementation and optimization services. The NetAct(TM) solution maximizes operational efficiency and ensures speed and quality on services to end users, allowing operators to embrace market opportunities and increase customer loyalty. Deliveries have already started.
Nokia provides Indosat superior network coverage in Java, including rural areas, with high quality products and rapid roll-out capability. Indosat is one of the largest cellular players in Indonesia with total subscribers of 12.7 million as of September 30, 2005.
"We are honored to continue our close collaboration with Indosat," says Henrik Brogaard, Account Director, Networks, Nokia. "This cooperation demonstrates again Nokia’s commitment to the development and growth of Indosat’s business, as well as delivering high quality services to the consumers in the region. Indonesia has a tremendous growth potential, and with Nokia’s industry leading GSM/GPRS systems and solutions, Indosat is able to easily support the expected subscriber growth with quality coverage, and evolve its network to future technologies and services."
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