Thursday, January 19, 2006

Siemens Wins Nationwide Indonesia Wireless Deal

Hong Kong’s Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited today said PT Hutchison CP Telecommunications (HCPT or Hutchison Telecom Indonesia), its joint venture with Indonesia’s CP Group, selected Siemens as its supplier for a nationwide turnkey 2G/3G wireless network plus managed services in Indonesia.

The value of the contract was not disclosed, but it is believed to be in excess of $500 million.

Terms of the deal have Siemens building a GSM 1800 network throughout Indonesia, with 3G UMTS infrastructure overlaid in key cities. According to plan, the network will be built in four phases, with the target completion of around 2,000 cell sites in Phase One in the second half of 2006. That phase covers a large part of the island of Java, where Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, is located.

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