Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Indonusa Telemedia and PCCW join forces to bring world-class IPTV services to IndonesiaThursday, August 28th, 2008
HONG KONG and JAKARTA — PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (TELKOM)(IDX:TLKM; NYSE:TLK; LSE:TKIA), PT Indonusa Telemedia (Telkomvision) and PCCW International (HK) Limited (PCCW) today announced their intention to collaborate to bring world-class IPTV services to Indonesia.
The parties have signed a memorandum of understanding to cover their intention to co-invest in Telkomvision for the deployment of pay-TV services including IPTV and transactional services, direct-to-home satellite television broadcasts (DTH) and other features.
As Indonesia’s largest comprehensive provider of information and communications (infocomm) services, the intended collaboration advances TELKOM’s plan to work with world-class partners to develop next generation services that can be supported by newly-integrated fixed-line, broadband Internet, TV and mobile service-delivery platforms.
Offered by Telkomvision, the IPTV services are to deliver compelling international and local content to various audiences in Indonesia, complementing a successful nationwide DTH and cable service that has already attracted more than 140,000 subscribers.
After launching one of the world’s largest commercial deployments of IPTV and providing Hong Kong’s first and only quadruple-play experience – by which media content and interactive services are delivered via fixed-line, broadband Internet, TV and mobile platforms – PCCW has been awarded preferred-partner status by TELKOM and Telkomvision in the business, technology and implementation aspects of the Indonesian pay-TV venture. PCCW’s flagship IPTV product, PCCW MediaCore™, contains the core solutions behind PCCW’s hugely-successful now TV operation and enables an operator to harness proven technology, functionality, methodologies and strategies that have been widely endorsed by content providers and the industry in general.
PCCW’s quadruple-play experience will act as a major reference when planning deployment of TELKOM’s own quadruple-play capability to make appealing media content and interactive services available across four service-delivery platforms – fixed-line, broadband Internet, TV and mobile.
PCCW MediaCore™ offers a complete set of solutions and services, including business and technical consultancy, as well as design, build and technology solutions, plus content management, marketing support and operations management.
TELKOM’s Chief Executive Officer, Rinaldi Firmansyah stated that: “By rapidly developing a quadruple-play environment in TELKOM, supported by PCCW’s rich experience, we will be able to strengthen TELKOM’s leadership in a consumer market ready to embrace new ways of enhancing everyday Indonesian lifestyles via world-class technology. This will also transform the way Indonesians utilize and enjoy integrated communications technologies, and help them adapt quickly to a new era of information and communications.”
Telkomvision’s President Director and Chief Executive Officer, Rahadi Arsyad, added that “Telkomvision is proud to be the first operator to be bringing world-class IPTV services into Indonesia and we endeavour to offer the best TV experience to all Telkomvision’s PayTV service subscribers.”
PCCW Group Managing Director Alex Arena said: “With a population of more than 220 million, Indonesia represents a fast-growing and exciting market for PCCW. We are proud to have won the opportunity to join forces with TELKOM and Telkomvision to launch world-class IPTV services in Indonesia and we believe we have all the best elements in place to replicate the success PCCW has achieved in Hong Kong’s pay-TV market.”