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Siemens and NEC to jointly supply nationwide telecommunications system for Indonesia

  • 28 June, 2005 12:01

<p>NEC Corporation (NEC) (NASDAQ: NIPNY) and Siemens Communications announced today that they have jointly signed a turnkey contract with PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, tbk ("PT Telkom") for the supply of a nationwide optical fibre telecommunications cable system in Indonesia. The consortium formed by the two companies for this project will also provide a comprehensive set of services including marine and terrestrial installation, commissioning and integration based on a full turnkey basis. When completed in early 2006, the system will connect approximately 30 cities on the Indonesian islands of Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan.</p>
<p>The new optical fibre network called "JASUKA Backbone Ring" consists of 1,040 km of submarine and 780 km of terrestrial telecommunications transmission systems. It will be configured as two rings and utilise DWDM submarine and terrestrial optical networking solutions based on the most advanced technologies of NEC and Siemens. The system will have an initial capacity of 20 Gbit/s for submarine and 10 Gbit/s for the terrestrial portion and can be upgraded up to 320 Gbit/s.</p>
<p>PT Telkom, the largest telecommunications operator in Indonesia, is currently diversifying its network to address the exponential growth in demand that is being fuelled by increased usage of data and the Internet in the region. Upon completion, this system will play an important role, interconnecting with Telkom’s other backbone networks, including Thailand - Indonesia - Singapore submarine cable (TIS), High Performance Backbone (HPBB) and Dumai - Melaka submarine cable (DMCS).</p>
<p>"We wish to continuously provide the value added services to meet the high expectation in the market. With our partnership with Siemens and NEC, we can swiftly answer the needs of the market for network capacity and quality," said Abdul Haris, Director of Telecommunications Network Business PT TELKOM Indonesia.</p>
<p>"This new contract further strengthens our successful presence and footprint as the industry leader in Indonesia. We will deliver communications infrastructures that allow end-users to continuously benefit from the most advanced services," said Christian Unterberger, President of Fixed Networks at Siemens Communications.</p>
<p>"NEC re-confirms its leadership in the submarine segment in Indonesia and will further contribute to network diversification in this country. With our successful track record, NEC is confident to bring field-proven technology and solutions which enable our customers to provide the most reliable services," said Osamu Harada, General Manager of Submarine Networks Division at NEC Corporation.</p>
<p>Background Information</p>
<p>NEC Corporation has been supplying submarine cable systems for more than 30 years. In particular, it has been involved in the installation of most cable systems constructed in the ASEAN region. In Asia and Pacific, NEC was involved in the construction of huge networks such as APCN2 (Asia Pacific Cable Network - 2), AJC (Australia-Japan Cable), EAC2 (East Asia Crossing 2), TIS, and AUFS-West (Alaska United Fiber System-West) and DMCS. Particularly in Indonesia, the company has been engaged in supplying most optical fibre submarine cable systems in operation.</p>
<p>Siemens has maintained a strong presence in Indonesia by providing technical know-how, engineering support and advanced systems to the public and private sectors. Siemens has consistently played a decisive role in Indonesia’s information technology industry by realising many large-scale projects including high performance backbone networks in Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi, TDM switching and optical access projects in all regions of Indonesia. Moreover Siemens is playing a very significant role in the build up and rolling out of GSM networks in Indonesia.</p>
<p>Siemens Communications is one of the largest players in the global telecommunications industry. Siemens is the only provider in the market that offers its customers a full-range portfolio, from devices for end users to complex network infrastructures for enterprises and carriers as well as related services. Siemens Communications is the world’s innovation leader in convergent technologies, products and services for wireless, fixed and enterprise networks. It is the largest Group within Siemens and operates in more than 160 countries around the world. In fiscal 2004 (year-end September 30), its 60,000-strong workforce posted sales of approximately 18 billion euros.</p>
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<p>About NEC Corporation</p>
<p>NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY) (FTSE: 6701q.l) is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialised needs of its diverse and global base of customers. Ranked as one of the world's top patent-producing companies, NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 140,000 people worldwide and had net sales of 4,855 billion yen (approx. $45 billion) in the fiscal year ended March 2005.</p>
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NEC Corporation
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<p>NEC Australia media contact:
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