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Pirelli and Siemens awarded a tlc contract in Indonesia

Joint Press Release by Siemens and Pirelli

Siemens and Pirelli expand network
infrastructure in Indonesia

The Indonesian telecommunications company Indosat has
commissioned Pirelli and Siemens as a consortium to deliver a
turnkey high-speed optical fiber networks. The three subnetworks in
East Java, Jakarta-Bandung, and Sumatra cover a total of more than
1376 km. They form the backbone for nationwide transport of both
fixed network and mobile telephony data. The order volume is around
20 million euro and it will consolidate the already strong position
of Siemens and Pirelli in Indonesia, generating more opportunities
for future telecommunication projects in the region.

The Indonesian telecommunication market offers, in fact,
interesting business opportunities, due to its population of around
220 million and a fixed line penetration coefficient of only 3%.
Thanks to this new high-speed optical fiber network, based on SDH
(Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) technology, Indosat will have
enough transport capacity to offer telecommunications services
nationwide via its own backbone network and will thus realize
another step towards its strategic goal of becoming a ”
full-service operator” .

Siemens IC Networks, the consortium leader, will provide the
transmission equipment, as well as the relevant cable and equipment
installation, aiming at setting up the complete solution in just a
half year.

Pirelli will deliver the terrestrial cable, equipped with 24 new
Pirelli SM Light fibers, offering the world’s most advanced
characteristics both for PMD (Polarization Mode Dispersion) quoted
specification and for splicing performance.

The project strengthens the partnership between Pirelli and
Siemens, which came into being in May 2001 with the goal of jointly
providing complete and integrated optical networks – employing
terrestrial and submarine systems – and of customizing best
city-to-city solutions based on each customer’s needs.

Pirelli is a global producer of Tyres, Energy and
Telecommunication Cables and Systems. With more than 34,000
employees, 77 production sites, and total sales of 6.311 billion
Euros at 31st December 2002, Pirelli is one of the world’s leading
companies. It focuses its R& D, production resources and
competencies on leading-edge technologies, as demonstrated by the
advanced Pirelli Labs in the photonics and new materials fields and
by MIRS – Modular Integrated Robotized System for tyres
production.

Additional information on Pirelli is available at: http://www.pirelli.com/


Siemens Information and Communication Networks (IC Networks) is a
leading provider of network technology for enterprises, carriers
and service providers. Its comprehensive portfolio – HiPath for
enterprises, SURPASS for carriers – comprises IP-based convergence
solutions for voice and data, a full range of solutions for
broadband access, and optical transport networks. The Siemens Group
thus provides complete solutions from a single source for the
infrastructure of the Next Generation Network – optimized for a
prompt return on investment and to open up new business
opportunities for customers. In fiscal 2002 (year-end 30 September)
IC Networks posted sales of EUR 9.6 billion.

Further information about ICN is available at: http://www.siemens.com/networks

Siemens AG
Corporate Communications
Press Department


80312 Munich
Information number: ICN xx 2003 xx.xx e
Press Office Information and
Communication Networks


Thomas Schepp
D-81359 Munich
Tel.: +49-89 722-36798; Fax: -23855
E-mail: thomas.schepp@siemens.com
Pirelli
Press Office
Ivan Domp
Tel. +39 02 8535.4270; Fax: .4451
E-mail: ivan.dompe@pirelli.com

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