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Indonesia's XL to strengthen M2M business with Ericsson

Feb 5 2013 12:00AM

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* Ericsson and XL Indonesia have partnered in a first M2M deal in SouthEast Asia. Ericsson will provide M2M connectivity delivered as a service,and this will give XL great flexibility in developing innovative M2Mproducts for enterprises.

* Ericsson will utilize its Device Connection Platform (DCP) to deploy, manage, and monetize millions of M2M and consumer electronics devices.

* PT XL Axiata Tbk, or XL, currently offers six different types of M2M services, with more than 125,000 subscribers.

Ericsson's (NASDAQ: ERIC) DCP is delivered as a service and will provide XLwitha high level of flexibility as it develops M2M products for enterprises.Thesolution furnishes XL and its customers with everything needed to deploy,manage, and monetize millions of M2M and consumer electronics devices.

The DCP platform offers XL the opportunity to increase revenue and decreaseoperational costs, as well as shorten time to market. With an M2Mplatform,XL's enterprise customers gain the ability to monitor devices anytime andanywhere, access information quickly and accurately, and integrate easilyintoexisting systems. XL's current M2M offerings include smart metering andpoint ofsales solutions, fleet management, logistics and delivery, personaltracking andmobile surveillance.

In addition, Ericsson will utilize its local and global expertise toaccelerateXL's M2M go-to-market plans, while the ecosystem created by DCP will allowformutually beneficial business growth for both XL and its related companies.

Dian Siswarini, XL Director of Technology, Content and Digital Services,says:"We partner with a number of companies that are experts in creating M2Mapplications that provide relevant and affordable services to thecommunity.Ericsson Device Connection Platform (DCP) will enable XL to provideflexibilityin offering end-to-end M2M products and services to our enterprisecustomers."

Sam Saba, President Director of Ericsson Indonesia, says: "We are pleasedto bechosen as XL's M2M partner in Indonesia. We will support XL's strategy togrowits M2M market and to be a leading operator in M2M services in Indonesia.Thisstrategic partnership is in line with Ericsson's vision that there will be50billion connected devices around the world - mainly through M2M - by 2020.

"Enterprises have to address multiple challenges to launch their connecteddevices, and they often need to acquire expensive expertise beyond theirbusiness focus. For example, they need to build or integrate BusinessSupportSystems with mobile operators' networks in order to manage and supporttheirday-to-day operations. Partnering with Ericsson effectively removes thosebarriers to entry, so that an M2M business can scale exponentially."

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About the Ericsson DCP

Ericsson Device Connection Platform is a managed (provided as a service)connectivity platform for mobile operators and MVNOs for wholesale of M2Mconnectivity towards enterprises. It enables operators to address newrevenuestreams from a vast variety of devices while simplifying the process andreducing the cost of connecting them in order to benefit from economies ofscale. The platform provides access to key functionalities including, forexample, subscription management, device management and operator andenterpriseself-service portals.

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