INDOSATM2 (IM2) LAUNCHES NEW KU-BAND SATELLITE BROADBAND BUILT ON iDIRECT PLATFORM

Service brings satellite bandwidth to small and medium enterprises to Southeast Asia

Singapore, June 19, 2007— IndosatM2 (IM2), one of the largest Internet and multimedia service providers in Indonesia, announced today that it will offer satellite broadband service over Ku-Band using a universal satellite hub from iDirect Technologies. The expanded service follows IM2’s success in providing satellite broadband service over C-Band and enables IM2 to offer satellite broadband to thousands of small and medium enterprises throughout Southeast Asia in remote and unreachable locations, as well as to the consumer market. iDirect Technologies (iDirect) is a global provider of satellite-based broadband communications solutions and a company of VT Systems Inc.

Through iDirect’s 5IF iNFINITI satellite hub, IM2 can deliver satellite broadband over Ku-Band, providing maximized bandwidth efficiency while maintaining data integrity in remote locations and tropical weather conditions. The new service provides enterprise-class backhaul communications for voice, data and video.  IM2 is showcasing its satellite broadband service at CommunicAsia 2007 in Singapore, featuring a live videoconferencing demonstration at the iDirect exhibition booth #6K1-07 during exhibition hours. 

“Offering broadband satellite technology enables IM2 to satisfy growing communications demands from businesses in rural and unreachable locations. IM2, one of the major Internet and multimedia service providers in Indonesia, intends to deliver broadband services to small and medium enterprises and the consumer market in Indonesia. IM2 will provide Internet and VPN services using iDirect’s VSAT over Ku-band solution, which expands the range of services that IM2 is providing to its customers.”

~ Indar ATMANTO
President Director, IM2

The iDirect satellite communications platform delivers the most cost-effective bandwidth allocation with an approximate 98 percent payload efficiency. iDirect’s “Deterministic-TDMA” allocates bandwidth among multiple remote sites based on instantaneous conditions, enabling service providers to carry more traffic. iDirect hubs can configure networks starting at 64 Kbps and scale up to 18 Mbps in 1 Kbps increments. Service providers can manage all connections from a central location through iDirect’s Network Management System (NMS).

“IM2 is extending the power of broadband communications throughout Southeast Asia and providing businesses with every option they need to stay connected. With iDirect’s universal satellite platform, service providers like IM2 can lower their operating expenses, while offering customers greater network functionality.”

~ Andrew BOND-WEBSTER
Regional Vice President and Managing Director, Asia, iDirect

IM2’s broadband satellite services span Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Vietnam, Bangkok, Phnom Penh and West Indonesia, including Bali.

Please visit us at CommunicAsia 2007 from 19 to 22 June to see our latest solutions.
Singapore Expo, Hall 6, Booth 6K1-07 – iDirect booth showcases iDirect COTM solutions including IM2’s new satellite broadband service and diverse bandwidth delivery models through iDirect New Group QoS functionality.

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iDirect Technologies, a subsidiary of VT Systems Inc, designs, develops, and markets satellite-based broadband access solutions targeted at the enterprise, government, carrier and educational sectors that have the need for fast, flexible, and geographically dispersed two-way internet/intranet access. The company has developed technology solutions that combine high performance, worldwide availability, ease of installation, high reliability, and low cost to end customers. In addition, iDirect solutions offer unprecedented efficiencies, increased revenue opportunities and higher per customer gross margins to satellite network operators. iDirect was awarded the 2005 World Teleport Association Teleport Technology of the year, the Innovation & Technology of the Year by The ISCe Advisory Board, and named number one in the Deloitte & Touche Virginia Technology Fast 50 list of the fastest-growing U.S. technology companies. iDirect operates its corporate headquarters in Herndon, Virginia and has regional offices in Europe, Asia, and covering Latin America. Additional information is available on the company website at www.idirect.net.

VT Systems Inc and its subsidiaries are preferred providers of engineering solutions, products, integrated systems, and services in the Americas across the core business areas of marine, aerospace, electronics and land systems. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, VT Systems operates throughout North America and offers a broad range of proven innovative services to both the commercial and government sectors. VT Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd.
Please visit www.vt-systems.com.

About IM2
PT Indosat Mega Media (IM2) was operated in 2000 as a subsidiary of PT Indosat Tbk, the leading telecommunication service provider in Indonesia. IM2 provides Internet, private network and also offers web hosting, collocation, and pay TV services. At present IM2 operates one of the most extensive network infrastructures in Indonesia, including the largest capacity bandwidth thru submarine fiber optics connections to access international backbones.

Media Contacts:
 
John Severance
Sheffield Marketing Partners for iDirect
Phone: 630-281-4097
Mobile : 312-953-3396
E-Mail: jseverance@sheffieldcompany.com

Julie Gouldin
Vice President Corporate Marketing
iDirect Technologies
Phone:703-648-8155
E-Mail: jgouldin@idirect.net

Carol Hrovoski
Corporate Communications Manager
VT Systems
Phone: 703-739-2610
E-Mail: chrovoski@vt-systems.com

Pak Hermanudin
Business and Product Development Manager
IndosatM2 (IM2)
Phone:  62-21-7854-6969 ext. 221
E-Mail: Hermanudin@indosatm2.com