Agrees to upgrade and expand Indosat's GSM network in Indonesia to enhance service coverage, capacity, and quality

June 1, 2004

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HELSINKI -- Nokia has signed a deal for the upgrade and expansion of INDOSAT GSM network in Indonesia valued at USD 50 million. This agreement will enhance service coverage, capacity and quality for its GSM network in East Java.

The Phase 1 project has been completed and the implementation of Phase 2 expansion has begun. Based on regular monitoring on the network performance & quality, significant improvements have been achieved in terms of coverage and quality of the East Java BSS network. This has resulted in significant increase in network utilization/traffic.

Nokia will supply the full range of GSM network equipment, including Nokia Ultrasite Base Stations and Nokia Base Station Controller BSC3i. An industry-leading product, Nokia UltraSite can support GSM/EDGE, High Speed Data, GPRS, and WCDMA for 3G technologies.

In addition, Nokia is providing rollout planning and network optimization to enhance the network quality, implementation of both indoor and outdoor solutions, logistics services as well as training to realize the full potential of personnel resources in accordance with technology shifts and market needs. The services will be provided using Nokia NetAct(TM), the only fully-featured, multi-vendor, multi-technology operations support system on a single platform.

"We're very pleased to enter into cooperation with Indosat, one of the biggest operators in Indonesia, a market with tremendous growth potential. This is an important step for both Indosat and Nokia as it will allow Indosat to fully benefit from Nokia's leadership in the wireless communication market, while allowing Nokia to position it's leading products in the East Java market," says John Stefanac, Vice President, Networks, Nokia.

"Our leading edge GSM system equipment will provide Indosat with a solution that supports the evolution to future GSM technologies and services, such as EDGE, while immediately improving the quality and coverage of Indosat existing voice and GPRS based data services in East Java," he adds.

Nokia Corp.

Indosat Multimedia Mobile (IM3)

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