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Nexmo Partners with Telkomsel Indonesia to Expand Reach of Cloud-Based Mobile Messaging Solutions in Southeast Asia

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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexmo, a leading cloud communication API company, today announced a strategic partnership with Telkomsel, the market leader in Indonesia's telecommunication industry, to provide cloud-based, two-way communications in the Indonesian market.

Under the partnership, Nexmo will provide enterprises and app developers in Indonesia and Southeast Asia access to Telkomsel via its advanced SMS outbound text messaging solutions. In working with Telkomsel, Nexmo is reducing the number of "hops" for customers by expanding its network of direct carrier connections. This provides better messaging quality by reducing messaging latency for customers. Propelled by a surge in demand for Internet-enabled and mobile devices, Telkomsel has over 138 million subscribers, the largest subscriber base in Indonesia.

"Through our new partnership with Telkomsel we are expanding our direct access and connectivity to the largest market in Southeast Asia, opening a direct link to this lucrative business market for enterprises worldwide," said David Vigar, Nexmo's Director of Carrier Relations. "Nexmo understands the numerous local market requirements and we continue to partner with the largest and most innovative carriers in the world to offer the best connectivity for our customers."

Nexmo's unique cloud-to-mobile solutions provide easy-to-use cloud APIs enabling app developers and enterprises to reach customers globally via innovative mobile text-messaging and voice experiences. Companies and apps such as Airbnb, Alibaba, Line, Viber, and WeChat use Nexmo for their business-critical, international communication needs.

"Telkomsel is pleased to partner with Nexmo and have the ability to offer our customers access to enhanced mobile messaging communications," said Edward Ying, Telkomsel's Director of Planning and Transformation. "Nexmo is an innovative cloud communication company that understands both the advanced technology as well as the local requirements in Indonesia that are necessary to meet customer demands."

Nexmo's reach extends to 235 territories worldwide, and over 1,700 carriers, offering app developers and enterprises reliable access to the majority of the world's population.

About Nexmo
Nexmo provides innovative communication APIs that bridge traditional voice and text services with cloud communications. Nexmo enables applications and enterprises to make phone calls or send and receive text messages with ease to improve user experiences, no matter where in the world customers are located. High-volume communication companies such as Alibaba, Airbnb, Line and Viber send millions of messages per month using Nexmo APIs.
Nexmo was named to the 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, the 2014 Hottest Companies in San Francisco by Lead411, and was recognized by analyst firm Gartner as a 2014 Cool Vendor in Communication Services.

About Telkomsel
Telkomsel is the world's 6th largest cellular operator by number of subscribers and the market leader in Indonesia's telecommunication industry that serves more than 138 million subscribers. With more than 80,000 Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) Telkomsel provides the largest network coverage in Indonesia, reaching almost all of Indonesia's population. As a pioneer in the development of Indonesia's mobile telecommunication industry and to enter the advanced stage of mobile broadband services, Telkomsel provides cellular services through GSM Dual Band (900 & 1800), GPRS, Wi-Fi, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA, and HSPA+ networks throughout Indonesia, and is testing Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. To serve customers' needs, Telkomsel is supported by a 24-hour call center and 410 service centers throughout Indonesia.