Telkom contracts NEC-Siemens consortium

18 May 2005

Indonesia’s PT Telkom has signed a deal with a consortium of NEC and Siemens, to build a fibre-optic network linking the islands of Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan. The contract is worth INR550 billion (USD57.8 million), with Telkom claiming that the consortium offered the lowest price in the tender, beating Alcatel, Fujitsu, Lucent and Tyco Systems. The network rollout is expected to begin within a month, with work to be completed by the end of Q1 2006.

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