Finland’s Nokia has won a contract to supply and manage a service delivery system for Hutchison Telecom Indonesia, including delivery of games, music, video streaming and other services to support the cellco’s rollout of GSM and W-CDMA network infrastructure. In a press release, Nokia said the platform would comprise a mobile portal for data and voice, supporting the delivery of value added end-user services such as games, news, music, video streaming and downloading, along with over-the-air provisioning of the appropriate settings to mobile devices. No financial details were disclosed.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Hutchison Telecom Indonesia is a joint venture between Hong Kong-based Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited and CP Group of Indonesia. Although it is not yet operational, the newcomer says it plans to launch a nationwide GSM-1800 service in phases under the 3 banner, with 3G services overlaid in key cities to follow. In January 2006 it awarded Siemens a turnkey contract to roll out its nationwide wireless network. The cellco’s Hong Kong-based parent declined to put a figure on the deal, but sources close to the company say it is ‘a mid-triple-digit multi-million amount’. Siemens will also provide financing and network management services for a three-year period. The first phase of the rollout will see 2,000 cell sites deployed during the second half of 2006.