Nortel Wins Indonesia EV-DO

Nortel wins its second CDMA2000 1xEV-DO contract with deal from PT Wireless Indonesia (WIN)

December 20, 2002

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JAKARTA -- PT Wireless Indonesia (WIN), a new Indonesian mobile data telecommunications network and service provider, has selected Nortel Networks as preferred technology supplier for a nationwide ITU IMT2000 Standard CDMA2000 1xEV-DO (Data Optimized) third generation (3G) network to enable delivery of wireless Internet, video streaming, mobile VPN (virtual private network) and other, next generation wireless data services. Subject to completion by WIN of third-party financing arrangements, WIN plans to launch this new mobile data network in the first quarter of 2003, initially in Jakarta. This is expected to be the first commercial deployment of Nortel Networks Univity CDMA2000 1xEV-DO solution in the ASEAN region. This comprehensive 3G solution will position WIN, operating in the 1900MHz frequency spectrum with 10MHz bandwidth, to provide wireless data transmission with peak rates up to 2.4 megabits per second while optimizing network efficiencies and decreasing deployment costs. “CDMA2000 1xEV-DO is the latest CDMA 3G technology available and will position WIN to respond to the growing number of Indonesian individuals and businesses looking for state-of-the-art, high-bandwidth mobile communications – from Web browsing and video messaging to mobile desktop capabilities and high-speed wireless access to corporate intranets,” said Teddy A. Purwadi, president director, WIN. “We chose Nortel Networks to work with us in implementing our new network because of the company’s technical strength in wireless technologies, its proven network rollout capabilities, and its strong tradition of customer commitment.” “This strong vote of confidence provides further proof of our leadership position in building advanced Wireless Data Networks for customers around the world,” said Mark Stevens, managing director for Nortel Networks in ASEAN and Pakistan. “We have designed our Univity CDMA2000 1xEV-DO solutions to leverage operators’ existing spectrum investments, and to enable them to deliver advanced wireless data services that will fundamentally change the way businesses and consumers communicate and conduct their business affairs.” Nortel Networks CDMA2000 1xEV-DO solution for WIN will include CDMA Metro Cell Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) equipped for 1xEV-DO. Enabling cost-effective network growth with an ‘expand-as-you-grow’ strategy, Metro Cell BTS supports CDMA2000 1X, 1xEV-DO, IS-95 and 800/1900MHz, all in a single BTS. Metro Cell BTS also provides seamless evolution to CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO for operators with existing wireless network infrastructure. Nortel Networks Corp. PT Wireless Indonesia (WIN)

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