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netZAP Awards Contract to Alcatel for Commercial Expansion of its UMTS TD-CDMA Network in Jakarta PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 November 2005

netZAP, the Instant Mobile Broadband service from PT. Solusi Aksesindo Pratama (netZAP) has awarded Alcatel a contract for commercial expansion of its trial network in Jakarta. Alcatel will design and roll-out the network with UMTS TD-CDMA equipment from IPWireless. The network is scheduled for completion before year end with service going live in January 2006. It is part of a major network roll-out planned for next year encompassing some additional 150-200 sites to cover a large area of Jakarta.

UMTS TD-CDMA, the 3GPP standard for high-speed wireless data, allows operators to deploy wireless broadband networks to provide subscribers with a broadband connection that offers the user a broadband experience similar to DSL, combined with the advantages of a wireless connection. Using a simple, plug-and-play desktop modem or PC card, subscribers can enjoy an always-on broadband connection instantly without having to wait for any physical installation and can immediately enjoy the service at home, at work, or anywhere in between, even while moving at vehicular speeds.

netZAP offers various service plans starting from 384 Kbps from Rp. 400,000. per month. With a 512 Kbps speed, users can download a 1 MB file in 15 seconds, substantially faster than the typical cable modem's duration of four minutes or dial-up's seven minutes in Indonesia.

"We are pleased with the performance of the technology and more importantly, the response from our trial customers, hence our decision to expand the network. We are confident that Alcatel, with its close partnership with IPWireless and experience in working with the UMTS TD-CDMA technology, is the right partner for this expansion and can meet our target for service launch in January 2006," said Andre Halim, Chief Executive Officer of netZAP.

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