JAKARTA, Indonesia -- 17 January 2002 -- PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk. (NYSE: TLK) "TELKOM", today announced that Cisco Systems' Cisco 7600 Internet Routers will form the foundation of PT TELKOM's nation-wide core Internet protocol (IP) network. Spanning 94 major cities throughout the country, the new network will dramatically increase Internet access speeds and bandwidth in the country.
Utilizing Cisco 7600s will enable PT TELKOM to break through service and bandwidth barriers and create profitable, value-added service offerings including IP-Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), video and voice convergence, network-based security, and "e-applications" such as e-learning, while meeting their customers' demands for faster, higher performance networks. The Cisco 7600 Series Internet Router delivers optical wide- and metropolitan-area network (WAN and MAN) services with high-touch IP services at the network edge. Service providers can "service-enable" their networks at optical speeds, providing competitive advantage and service differentiation.
"Our commitment is to provide our customers with the services they require to be successful in the 21st Century global economy. We also have a duty to build the foundation for the communications infrastructure in the country so that Indonesia can be competitive in the regional and worldwide arena," said Mr. Adeng Achmad, Head of Multimedia Division, PT TELKOM.
"We selected Cisco's networking solutions because they demonstrated not only technology leadership but also excellent technical skills and competency. Cisco also showed its commitment to us with quality programs such as Cisco Powered Networks and Jumpstart, which will help us both internally and externally. Cisco will be an ideal ally for PT TELKOM as we enter the IP world."
"Cisco's focus has always been on the customer. For key service provider customers such as TELKOM, we believe the best approach is to help them work with our channel to position new service offerings in the market. This strategy will result in a win-win for TELKOM and Cisco as well as TELKOM's business and retail customers," said Bill Chang, Regional Managing Director, ASEAN, Cisco Systems.
Added Hermanto Murniadi, Country Manager of Indonesia for Cisco Systems: "TELKOM's vision in building a next-generation network will provide it with one of the most advanced communications infrastructures in the world. Demand for services like IP-VPNs and Voice over IP is creating an explosion of Internet traffic. We are very pleased to be working with TELKOM as they build this new national network."
Regarded as the most scalable system in the industry, the Cisco 7600 Series offers the ability to bring DS0 to OC-48 WAN connectivity, and 10-Mbps Ethernet to 10-Gigabit Ethernet LAN connectivity to the Internet data center, metropolitan aggregation, WAN edge aggregation, and enterprise networking applications.
The Cisco 7600 helps service providers break through service and bandwidth barriers today, while designing networks to scale for future growth. The Cisco 7600 achieves this through "adaptive network processing", or the ability to evolve the platform for new IP services while minimizing hardware upgrades. Unlike fixed, ASIC-based platforms, which are hardware encoded, the Cisco 7600 relies on the highly flexible Parallel eXpress Forwarding (PXF) technology for scalable performance of services. PXF is a patented, Cisco-developed network processor capable of line-rate IP services delivery that can support new IP services through periodic software upgrades.
About PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk. (NYSE: TLK) "TELKOM", is the leading information and communication services provider in Indonesia. Listed on New York Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange, TELKOM is in the business of building and managing Information and telecommunication infrastructure, implementing Infocomm business solutions and delivering value-added networking for national and multinational corporate customers and public. The company's core business areas include Fixed Telephone service, Mobile phone service, Internet and Data Communication services, Cable TV Services and System Integration Services. More information about TELKOM available at www.telkom.co.id.
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