15 Apr 2016

Bridge Alliance and the Global M2M Association collaborate to drive worldwide growth in M2M and Internet of Things markets

Bridge Alliance and the Global M2M Association (GMA) today announce their new partnership and the live demonstration of their advanced Multi-Domestic Service, a single global connectivity management platform including an eUICC SIM, which can be used in 77 markets throughout their combined footprints. The Multi-Domestic Service will be demonstrated in conjunction with the Samsung KNOX Enterprise Billing capabilities by AIS and Taiwan Mobile on behalf of Bridge Alliance, and the GMA at the Mobile World Congress 2016, Innovation City, Stand A11 in Hall 3.

The partnership will provide a seamless customer experience with worldwide coverage and superior quality of service, allowing device manufacturers, enterprises, and service providers to easily deploy their Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services. The Multi-Domestic Service is a global solution to address the local opportunities for higher bandwidth applications and new business models. It significantly reduces barriers for enterprises, keeping total cost of ownership low while maximizing quality of service. The Multi-Domestic Service is
the world’s first alliance-to-alliance remote provision based on GSMA specifications.

Before this collaboration, multinational corporations planning to roll out connected devices worldwide faced many hurdles, including regulatory issues, fragmented deployment interfaces, and multiple testing. The new partnership between GMA and Bridge Alliance will solve these issues by putting in place robust and secure technical capabilities to simplify multi-network M2M and IoT deployment for multinational customers in the retail, healthcare, consumer
electronics, transportation, automotive and energy sectors on a worldwide scale. GMA and Bridge Alliance leverage technology providers including Ericsson (connectivity management) and Gemalto (On-Demand Subscription Manager and eUICC) to enable a truly consistent customer experience.

15 Apr 2016

Telin and iBasis Connect via Multiservice IPX for LTE Roaming

iBasis, a KPN company, and Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (“Telin”), a subsidiary of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (“Telkom”), today signed a multiservice IPX interconnection for LTE Roaming that will enable mobile operator customers of both companies to provide a consistent, high-quality LTE roaming experience for their subscribers across a global footprint. The agreement also includes GRX, Signaling, SMS and Voice services.

The global IP interconnection between both companies provides mobile subscribers using Telin and iBasis networks the flexibility to seamlessly transit between 3G and 4G services, guaranteeing high quality of experience while roaming between non-LTE and LTE networks.

The strategic connection between both global networks over IPX enables multi-service continuity in the transition to all-IP and the provision of LTE Roaming for data and voice services alike. Both companies are committed to bringing to market innovative interconnect services and to rapidly expanding their respective footprint. Telin will leverage iBasis’ global reach of more than 300 LTE destinations.

“We are pleased to be the IPX network partner of Telin and to work together on providing integrated LTE interworking and interoperability solutions to ensure global mobile user quality of experience,” said iBasis CEO Willem Offerhaus.

“The collaboration with iBasis means access to an advanced global infrastructure and reach. Selecting a partner with the same focus on global reach and quality, enables Telin to generate new revenues through new roaming service offerings now and in the future,” said Syarif Syarial Ahmad, President Director of Telin.

The iBasis LTE Roaming Solution

iBasis offers mobile operators the shortest route to securing LTE roaming revenues and achieving a global LTE roaming footprint. A single point of access provides operators entry to iBasis’ live 4G (LTE) signaling network with Diameter Routing Agents on all continents for maximum service quality and a growing global footprint that includes all active LTE and GSM mobile operators. iBasis provides a full portfolio of LTE signaling, data and voice capabilities combined with the InVision advanced monitoring and reporting tool. The iBasis LTE Roaming solution uses the iBasis multiservice IPX for guaranteed and differentiated quality for all services. iBasis also offers a robust trial environment for testing LTE roaming scenarios and VoLTE.

About Telin

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin) is a subsidiary of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk (Telkom), a state-owned telecommunication and network service provider. Telin focuses on international telecommunication business and serves as Telkom’s business arm in managing and developing its business lines abroad. With its vision of “The World’s Hub for TIMES” (Telecommunication, Information, Media, Edutainment and Services), Telin owns footprint in Singapore, Hong Kong, Timor Leste via its Telkomcel brand, and in Australia, Malaysia, Macau, Taiwan, USA, Myanmar, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company also has 19 points of presence located globally. Through the Telkom Group strategy together with reliable networks and infrastructures, Telin is able to provide high quality services that reach all parts of the world. For more information, please visit www.telin.co.id

About iBasis

A wholly-owned KPN company, iBasis is a leading international voice carrier and a provider of data services and solutions for mobile operators. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of voice termination services and data services, including messaging, signaling and roaming, for many of the world’s largest fixed and mobile operators, as well as “over-the-top” and voice-over-broadband service providers. iBasis customers include KPN and its mobile operators and more than 1,000 other providers around the world. The company can be reached at its worldwide headquarters in Burlington, Mass., USA at +1 781-505-7500 or at www.ibasis.com.

15 Apr 2016

Telkomcel and Facebook Launch Free Basics Service in Timor Leste

Dili, Timor Leste, 28 October 2015 – Telkomcel continues to deliver telecommunication solution in Timor Leste. Partnered with Facebook Corporation, Telkomcel announced the launch of free internet services includes Facebook and other websites, for people of Timor Leste.

To access the free services, Telkomcel’s users should go to www.freebasics.com and follow the direction given. However, the free services do not include pictures and videos, therefore www.freebasics.com will ask customers their confirmation to be able to continue accessing the pictures and/or videos.

“The partnership between Telkomcel and Facebook is another milestone to show Telkomcel’s commitment in regards to continuously increase the internet connectivity in Timor Leste. The service is a long awaited solution for people in Timor Leste who are now able to experience free access via Facebook and unlimited browsing time without charging their phone credit,” said Dedi Suherman, CEO of Telkomcel.

Free Basics by Facebook makes the internet accessible to more people by providing them access to a range of free basic services. Some free accessible websites and applications available in www.freebasics.com are Facebook Free Data, Facebook Messenger, AccuWeather for free weather information, Ask.com for general enquiries, BabyCenter for information about babies, Bing the search engine, free Dictionary, Facts For Life a practical, effective and low-cost ways to protect children’s lives and health, Girl Effect and SmartWoman for woman information, Info Malaria for malaria disease information, Social Blood a blood donor service, Thesaurus and Translator for free translation, Wikipedia,, World Reader an e-book service, Your Money a financial service, and many free links for Telkomcel’s subscribers.

Telkomcel wishes that more free websites and applications that cover information about government, community enquiries, business enquiries, or social activities arrived in Timor Leste as part of the country development.

For more information about the services, go to www.telkomcel.tl/free.