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Altobridge Establishes Presence in Indonesia


Addressing the remote communications needs of this important high growth market

Kerry Technology Park, Ireland, 27th May, 2010 - Altobridge, the leading supplier of remote communications solutions, has established a presence in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, to meet the increasing demand for telecommunications in the region. Building on its existing Asia Pacific team in Malaysia, the Jakarta representation aims to address both the communications needs of Indonesia’s rural population and the many remote enterprises operating across the country. Altobridge Country Manager, Mark O’Sullivan, will head up the Indonesian team to provide comprehensive sales and service support to mobile network operators (MNOs) in the region.

Indonesia has an overall population of over 242 million distributed over 17,500 islands. Of these, approximately 72 million are adults, most of whom live in rural areas and are without any basic communication services. It is these potential customers in communities with populations as low as 100 who can now be served profitably by MNOs using the Altobridge Remote Community solution. This solution uses intelligent patented technology which reduces transmission and power requirements, making it the most cost-effective and power-efficient system available on the market for remote communities. Apart from low capital and operational costs, an important differentiating factor of this solution is its compact size and portability, enabling set up of a site within a couple of days in the most geographically challenging areas. Altobridge also offers MNOs a Fully Managed Service, removing the burden of initial capital and resource costs and providing 24/7 support, maintenance and network management services.

This latest strengthening of its presence in the Asia-Pacific region follows the announcement, earlier this month, of Altobridge’s three-year contract win with Tonga Communications Corporation, underpinning the company’s understanding and capabilities in dealing with large numbers of remote island communities.

Mike Fitzgerald, CEO of Altobridge, said, “There are thousands of small enterprises and market villages across Indonesia which could immediately benefit from the impact of mobile communications.

“We have the ideal combination of technology and experience across the region, particularly in South East Asia and the South Pacific. The Altobridge Remote Community solution generates incremental revenue for the mobile operator from these remote subscriber groups, and Indonesia is a very important growth market for such mobile communications.”

At a reception on Wednesday 26th May in the Shangri-La hotel, Jakarta, the Irish Ambassador to Indonesia, His Excellency Dr. Richard A. O’Brien launched the Ireland-Indonesia Business Network. Earlier today at a Business Media Lunch the Ambassador briefed the Indonesian press on developments in the Ireland-Indonesia bilateral relationship and announced Altobridge’s new Indonesian presence. The lunch was also attended by the Altobridge Country Manager for Indonesia, Mark O’Sullivan.


Notes for Editors:
About the Remote Community solution
Part of what differentiates the Altobridge technology from other solutions is its ability to intelligently manage and restrict the use of expensive transmission bandwidth by combining two of its patented technology platforms. First is the Altobridge Split Architecture™, which ensures an ‘on-demand’ use of the satellite link when only revenue-generating traffic is occurring, and uses the lowest level of bandwidth in the industry at 5-8kbps per call. This system not only cuts transmission costs, it also cuts power consumption, which is further reduced with a ‘night mode’.
The second is the Altobridge Local Connectivity™ Platform, which enables the intelligent switching of all local calls locally at the base station or handover between base station clusters. This eliminates unnecessary transmission costs, double satellite hops and improves network quality thereby encouraging longer call holding times resulting in increased call revenues. As up to 70% of calls can be local, significant opportunities exist to reduce transmission costs in all areas of the network. The Local Connectivity Platform has been licensed to world-leading infrastructure providers.
The benefits of these two technologies combined in the Remote Community Solution, including a Fully Managed Service offering and VSAT bundling are, in part, what makes this the most cost-effective solution for rural communities on the market.
One of the strengths of the Altobridge Remote Community solution is that it has one of the lowest power consumption figures on the market. Intelligent power optimisation is crucial to reducing power consumption. For solar installations, the solution has an intelligent ‘Night Mode’ reducing power use at night during low traffic periods. The intelligent control of the BTS can be used to vary services and coverage at night, or during periods of low power availability. Further power savings are achieved through intelligent management of the power amplifier.

About Altobridge -
Headquartered at Kerry Technology Park, Ireland, with further R&D, service and sales offices in San Jose (USA), Shenzhen (China), and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Altobridge is a leading provider of telecommunications solutions that cut the cost of communications to, from and between wireless devices. Altobridge sells wireless network solutions and can provide Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Government Organisations & NGOs with a Fully Managed Service, working hand-in-hand with local, in-country service partners. At the heart of the company’s offering lie the patented and patent-pending technologies: Local ConnectivityTM, Split ArchitectureTM and Data at the Edge™, which drive down backhaul costs, reduce power consumption and offer MNOs new incremental revenue from the broad, untapped, global remote community subscriber base.

Following the strategic acquisition of the ADC Mobile Network Solutions business in December 2009, Altobridge can now offer customers a broader portfolio of products and services.

Altobridge’s wireless network solutions are deployed and operational in more than 20 countries across the globe.

Further information about Altobridge’s network offerings
is available to MNOs by contacting:

Issued by the Corporate Communications Department of Altobridge Limited.

For further information at Altobridge, contact:
Linda Hickey, Marketing & Communications Director
Altobridge Ltd
M: +353 87 936 6733


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