Ericsson Wins in Indonesia 665848

Three-year agreement with Telkomsel to supply, deploy, and integrate GSM/EDGE and WCDMA/HSPA radio access networks in Indonesia

March 4, 2009

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STOCKHOLM -- Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has signed a three-year frame agreement with Indonesia's leading mobile operator, Telekomunikasi Selular Indonesia (Telkomsel), to supply, deploy and integrate GSM/EDGE and WCDMA/HSPA radio access networks (RAN) in Indonesia.

With a population of about 240 million people, Indonesia still has a lot of untapped potential as well as a growing demand for mobile voice and data services. With Ericsson's leading mobile technology, Telkomsel will expand existing network coverage, boost capacity and improve performance, bringing a superior voice and data experience to consumers. This contract extends the existing business partnerships between the two companies and the rollout begins this month.

Sarwoto Atmosutarno, CEO of Telkomsel, says: "Providing the best services for our subscribers is incredibly important for maintaining our leading position in the competitive Indonesian market. We are confident that, through our continued partnership with Ericsson, we can provide excellent quality voice and data as we expand our network to even more regions of the country."

Bengt Thornberg, President of Ericsson Indonesia, says: "Ericsson shares Telkomsel's vision of bringing high-quality mobile services to an increasing number of residents in Indonesia and will continue to support Telkomsel with the best technology and a strong services capacity. This three-year contract further strengthens Ericsson's position as the leading mobile supplier in Indonesia."

Ericsson has been a key supplier to Telkomsel since 1995 and was recently selected to supply Telkomsel's combined (2G and 3G) circuit core network using mobile softswitch technology.

Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC)

PT Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel)

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