Indosat bridges cellular and IP networks by deploying Cisco's IP Transfer Point equipment

February 14, 2005

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JAKARTA, Indonesia and CANNES, France -- PT Indosat Tbk (Indosat) (NYSE:IIT - News; JSX: ISAT), Indonesia's leading telecommunication and information provider, has deployed the innovative Cisco Systems®(NASDAQ:CSCO - News) IP Transfer Point (ITP) to cost-effectively transition towards Internet Protocol (IP)-based networks. The Cisco® solution enables Indosat's Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network to efficiently handle increasing traffic volumes while providing a foundation for third-generation (3G) wireless network infrastructure and services.

The Cisco equipment complements legacy signalling-transfer-point (STP) equipment which was unable to match the Cisco ITP solution for both efficiency and the ability to operate smoothly over satellite connections. Besides enhancing Indosat's cellular network by offloading Signaling System 7 (SS7) traffic from the legacy STP network to an SS7-over-IP network, the Cisco ITP provides Indosat the ability to enhance its network to generate IP-based services.

"We face many challenges in serving a fast-growing and geographically dispersed customer base and we required a technology platform that offers us stability, reliability and a path to the future. After evaluating the different alternatives, we decided that Cisco's ITP solution backed by a Cisco IP backbone network was one of the best options," said Wityasmoro Sih Handayanto, Indosat Business Development Director.

PT Indosat Tbk

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