Indonesia's XL to strengthen M2M business with Ericsson

Tue Feb 5, 2013 4:06am EST

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  STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, Feb 05 (Marketwire) -- 

* Ericsson and XL Indonesia have partnered in a first M2M deal in South
East  Asia. Ericsson will provide M2M connectivity delivered as a service,
and  this will give XL great flexibility in developing innovative M2M
products  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
XL with a high level of flexibility as it develops M2M products for
enterprises. The solution 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
decrease operational costs, as well as shorten time to market. With an M2M
platform, XL's enterprise customers gain the ability to monitor devices
anytime and anywhere, access information quickly and accurately, and
integrate easily into existing systems. XL's current M2M offerings
include smart metering and point of sales solutions, fleet management,
logistics and delivery, personal tracking and mobile surveillance.

    In addition, Ericsson will utilize its local and global expertise to
accelerate XL's M2M go-to-market plans, while the ecosystem created by
DCP will allow for mutually 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
M2M applications that provide relevant and affordable services to the
community. Ericsson Device Connection Platform (DCP) will enable XL to
provide flexibility in offering end-to-end M2M products and services to
our enterprise customers."

    Sam Saba, President Director of Ericsson Indonesia, says: "We are pleased
to be chosen as XL's M2M partner in Indonesia. We will support XL's
strategy to grow its M2M market and to be a leading operator in M2M
services in Indonesia. This strategic partnership is in line with
Ericsson's vision that there will be 50 billion connected devices around
the world - mainly through M2M - by 2020.

    "Enterprises have to address multiple challenges to launch their connected
devices, and they often need to acquire expensive expertise beyond their
business focus. For example, they need to build or integrate Business
Support Systems with mobile operators' networks in order to manage and
support their day-to-day operations. Partnering with Ericsson effectively
removes those barriers to entry, so that an M2M business can scale
exponentially."

    NOTES TO EDITORS

    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 M2M
connectivity towards enterprises. It enables operators to address new
revenue streams from a vast variety of devices while simplifying the
process and reducing the cost of connecting them in order to benefit from
economies of scale. The platform provides access to key functionalities
including, for example, subscription management, device management and
operator and enterprise self-service portals.

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