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May 10th, 2010

Ericsson... Indulging Indosat

As part of a multi year project aimed to enhance Indonesians' mobile experience, Indosat has commissioned Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) to modernize its network and, at the same time, launched Asia's fastest mobile network, based on Ericsson's HSPA Evolution technology, capable of reaching up to 42Mbps. Indosat is currently serving 39.1 million subscribers in Indonesia.

The modernization will not only prepare the network to migrate to next generation LTE technology, but it will also gear it up with features that reduce energy consumption and footprint, making the network more environment friendly while reducing operating costs. The sustainable character of this network will be boosted by a number of "green sites" powered by alternative energy sources. As part of the agreement, Ericsson will provide Indosat with latest technology available: Radio Base Station (RBS) 6000, MSS Blade Cluster, and MINI-LINK TN. Network design, deployment, training and support services are also part of the agreement. The modernization will provide Indosat with the flexibility to evolve to next generation technology, known as LTE (Long Term Evolution).