Telkom Indonesia selects Tekelec's softswitch, SanteraOne, in multi-million dollar sale

June 23, 2004

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MORRISVILLE, N.C. -- Tekelec (NASDAQ: TKLC), a leading developer of telecommunications products for next-generation fixed, mobile, and packet networks, announced today a multi-million dollar purchase of its next-generation switch, SanteraOne, by PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom). Telkom is the incumbent national telecommunications carrier in Indonesia. Tekelec's SanterOne Class 4 softswitch replaces Telkom's circuit-based switching infrastructure. Telkom and Tekelec have successfully completed the trial with very extensive and stringent tests.

Adeng Achmad, who leads the Telkom Construction Center, explained that the trunk-level switching solution is being deployed in geographically dispersed locations in Jakarta, Bandung, and Surabaya to handle the increase in long-distance and interconnection traffic, requiring high-quality and performance. Initially, the solution will include 50,000 circuit trunks, expanding to more than 500,000 ports. "The SanteraOne will enable Telkom to move forward with the next-generation network that can handle voice and data (packet) in a more efficient and cost-effective way than our circuit-based legacy network," Achmad said. "SanteraOne was chosen through an open-tender selection process over 15 leading vendors such as Cisco, Sonus, Nortel, Siemens, and Lucent."

Fred Lax, Tekelec president and CEO, added, "We are extremely pleased that Telkom has selected Tekelec to enable its progressive transition to next-generation network technology. With our leadership in signaling and advanced next-gen switching solutions, we are helping Telkom gain a competitive advantage and support the requirements of its rapidly increasing customer base."

Tekelec Inc.

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk. (Telkom)

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