Indonesia's XL to strengthen M2M business with Ericsson

Indonesia's XL to strengthen M2M business with Ericsson 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 02/05/13 --  
* 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
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." 
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
self-service portals. 
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