23 September 2005     

Telecom Italia Sparkle and PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Announce the Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding on International Telecommunication Services and Know-How Transfer

Telecom Italia Sparkle, Telecom Italia Group’s international carrier, and PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), Indonesia’s main telecommunications provider, have signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of voice services, Internet Protocol (IP), and technology transfer.
The two carriers are currently completing the interconnection process in order to terminate each other’s international voice traffic on a “preferred supplier” basis and, according to the MoU, they will jointly cooperate in the development of pre-paid calling card services in selected countries and of international toll-free and mobile services in Indonesia.
Moreover, Telecom Italia Sparkle will provide global IP connectivity to Telkom, and the two companies will together extend the provision of advanced international services, such as IP-VPN and Frame Relay, to their respective corporate customers.
The MoU also calls for an exhaustive know-how transfer program: capitalizing on Telecom Italia’s experience and technological leadership, Telecom Italia Sparkle will support Telkom’s growth and development in such areas as the Operating and Business Support Systems (OSS and BSS), broadband applications and multimedia contents, among others.
The MoU was signed today in Jakarta at Telkom’s headquarters by Stefano Mazzitelli, Chief Executive Officer of Telecom Italia Sparkle and Arwin Raysid, President Director of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia.
Mr. Mazzitelli said: “We are delighted and proud of today’s agreement. This MoU is not only strengthening our relationships with a leading carrier such as Telkom, but it is also a further recognition of TIS’ international value and reliability”.
Mr. Raysid said: “This MoU with an established global operator like TIS is a very important milestone for Telkom; it will further strengthen our international development”.