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Huawei E173 with Telkomsel Flash and Opera desktop browser — Smart solution for fast Internet access

May 12, 2011

Jakarta, Indonesia - May 12, 2011

Huawei Device Indonesia today announced a new modem, Huawei E173, as a continuation of its product development strategy, Smart Device, Simple World. The Huawei E173 modem was developed as an innovative tool to provide a faster browsing experience for Internet users.

The new modem, designed to give Internet users a higher browsing speed, complement the product previously introduced by Huawei Device, such as the Huawei IDEOS S7 Tablet, Huawei IDEOS Android phones and wireless modem Huawei E5830.

As a leading next-generation modem that supports 3G/HSDPA and HSUPA, Huawei E173 has a speed of 7.2 Mbps. Equipped with standard USB interface (Type A) and Plug and Play (PnP), Huawei E173 is very easy to use and will work automatically when connected to a computer device.

Riadi Sugihtani, Marketing Director for Huawei Device Indonesia said: "Huawei E173 modem is the latest product in our product development strategy, Smart Device, Simple World. The launch of these products demonstrates our commitment to always provide the tools to suit the needs of consumers. We are confident that with the Huawei E173 we can serve the needs of the Indonesian people to browse the Internet more quickly."

To provide optimal service to Internet users in Indonesia, Huawei Device Indonesia collaborates with Telkomsel and Opera Software. Telkomsel already maximizes high-speed Internet access through support of Node B 8500 (3G base stations) across Indonesia as well as offering international Internet gateway bandwidth capacity of 15 Gbps.

Gideon Edie Purnomo, VP Channel Management Telkomsel said: "With the Opera desktop browser and Telkomsel Flash package, we can offer customer fast Internet access, anytime and anywhere."

One particularly handy feature embedded in the package, the Huawei E173 modem with Telkomsel Flash, is the data compression technology Opera Turbo. Opera Turbo allows users to load webpages faster and more cheaply by reducing the size of webpages delivered to the computer.

"Millions of mobile phone users in Indonesia access the Web with Opera Mini today, and now they can use Opera desktop browser on their laptops and utilize the same powerful features from Opera Mini," said Jon S. Von Tetzchner, Co-founder, Opera Software. "With the Opera desktop browser preinstall in Huawei E173 modem, people can enjoy the Web even more, regardless of what kind of device they are using."

The combination of Huawei's intelligent solutions, Telkomsel flash services and support from Opera Software, allows the customers to enjoy high-speed browsing experience.

This package is distributed by PT Mitra Komunikasi Nusantara in 50 official outlets across 25 cities in Indonesia with 3-years" warranty.

The Huawei E173 is a statement and real contribution of Huawei Device who are committed to provide communications solution on "Huawei Device Smart Solutions".

About Huawei

Huawei is a leader in advanced generation telecommunications network provider, and now serves 45 of 50 major operators. Huawei's products and solutions have been used in over 100 countries and support the communications needs of one third of the world's population. The company is committed to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and potential growth for its customers.

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About Telkomsel

Telkomsel is owned by two major companies, Telkom 65% and SingTel 35%. As a service leader, Telkomsel is currently trusted to serve more than 82 million customers or around 50% of cellular users in Indonesia. In the effort to lead the cellular telecommunication industry entering the new mobile broadband service era, Telkomsel has been consistently implementing 3G, HSDPA, and HSPA+ technology, even the trial of LTE technology near in the future. Currently Telkomsel's HSDPA technology has served 24 cities in Indonesia. Learn more about Telkomsel at www.telkomsel.com.

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