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Alcatel-Lucent Wins Indonesian Fibre Network Contract

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Alcatel Lucent says that it has won a contract from Telkom Akses, the Telkom Indonesia subsidiary responsible for building a national broadband infrastructure, for the delivery of fiber to the premises (FTTx) broadband serivce for millions of subscribers in Indonesia.

The expansion is part of the Indonesian government's program to provide broadband internet access across the country.

Telkom Indonesia, majority owned by the government has, through Telkom Akses, the responsibility for expanding the national broadband infrastructure to 15 million subscribers by 2015 as part of the TITO (Trade In Trade Off) Access Modernization Project which is replacing legacy copper cabling with optical fiber.

That will take broadband penetration in Indonesia from about 2 percent to 30 percent by the end of 2015

Once deployed in Indonesia, the network will deliver internet services at speeds of up to 100 Megabits per second.

Financial terms for the contract were not disclosed.

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