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Indosat and Nokia Siemens Networks explore opportunities for mobile web #MWC11


Mobile World Congress 2011, Barcelona, Spain – 1 February 2011

* Nokia Siemens Networks to provide cloud-based service model encouraging local developers to build new and innovative end-user applications
* Presents several new cloud based solutions at Mobile World Congress including the new platform provided to Indosat

Indosat subscribers will soon be able to enjoy new and innovative mobile applications. The operator recently launched its Application Incubator Program to encourage and support the developer community to build differentiated mobile applications. Nokia Siemens Networks is supporting this program with its cloud-based platform that will allow developers to use telecom network assets of Indosat to build more engaging and efficient applications.

Nokia Siemens Networks’ cloud-based telco asset marketplace development platform, will allow application developers to access network assets easily and at a low cost. Cloud computing technology removes the need for any large capital investment, normally required for development platforms. Furthermore, the telco asset marketplace will be tightly integrated with Nokia Siemens Networks’ Service Delivery Framework (SDF) deployed at Indosat.

“Application developers, who build applications for different handsets, operating systems and the mobile web will benefit from the messaging and charging capabilities as well as the location information that we naturally possess as a service provider,” said Stephen Hobbs, director and chief technology officer Indosat. “Nokia Siemens Networks’ telco asset marketplace will facilitate a cost-effective and collaborative application development platform along with accelarating the development of a vibrant developer community.”

Telco asset marketplace will allow Indosat to safely open up its network Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to developers, using best-practice security mechanisms and controls. The developers will be able to monetize their applications more easily by allowing application purchases to be charged to a subscriber’s prepaid or postpaid account. This is particularly attractive in markets, wherein there is relatively low use of credit and debit cards.

“The provision of advanced tools will help Indosat attract a high number of developers and also benefit from reduced time-to-market for the introduction of new applications,” said Harald Preiss, head of the Indosat customer team at Nokia Siemens Networks. “This initiative will go a long way towards positioning Indosat at the forefront of application and service innovation, where currently, web and IT players have first mover advantage.”

At Mobile World Congress, 2011 in Barcelona, Nokia Siemens Networks will showcase telco asset marketplace along with other new cloud based solutions. These include a messaging portal, which provides operators with a new business platform for messaging services, using the social media channels, a connectivity trading marketplace that helps operators to sell as well as buy connectivity and capacity on-demand and a machine-to-machine platform based on cloud. Network operators, customers, press and analysts are welcome to see the solutions at Nokia Siemens Networks’ stand in Hall 8.
About Indosat

Indosat Tbk is a leading telecommunication and information service provider in Indonesia that provides cellular services (Mentari, Matrix and IM3), fixed telecommunication services or fixed voice (IDD 001, IDD 008 and FlatCall 01016, fixed wireless service, StarOne, and fixed line service, Indosat Phone). The company also provides Multimedia, Internet & Data Communication Services (MIDI) through its subsidiary company, Indosat Mega Media (IM2) and Lintasarta. Indosat is also the pioneer in providing postpaid and prepaid 3.5G cellular services using HSPA+ technology. And the Company’s shares are listed in the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX:ISAT) and its American Depository Shares are listed in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:IIT).
About Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland.


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