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NEC Wins Contract to Build Submarine Cable Asia Network (SCAN) System

March 30, 2009

Surabaya, Indonesia, March 30, 2009 - NEC Corporation announced today the signing of a multimillion-dollar full turn-key contract with PT. Fangbian Iskan Corporindo ("FIC") and Telemedia Pacific Inc. ("TPI") to supply the new intra-Asian Submarine Cable Asia Network ("SCAN") system. The signing ceremony took place at Surabaya last Saturday, overseen by the Honorable Information and Communications Minister of Indonesia, Mr. Mohammad Nuh. The cable system will provide the first direct cable link that connects the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and the second largest city of Surabaya to Hong Kong, where it will be further connected to other cable systems reaching around the globe.

The SCAN System will span 4,300 km, with three branching units to support potential future expansion to key Asean countries such as Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines. This cable will utilize the most advanced state-of-the-art Dense WDM systems, with an initial capacity of 40Gbit/s transmission speed, upgradable to 1.92Tbit/s.

As an archipelago, Indonesia's domestic telecommunications rely deeply on submarine cables. The new cable system features direct connections from Indonesia to Hong Kong, and will expand the reach of communications throughout the region.

"Indonesia has a total population of more than 230 million and our people are steadily progressing into an era of digital transformation. The installation of this new cable system will present greater opportunities to empower the Indonesian people to connect with the global community and further enhance its adoption digital communications," said Mr. Linggar Mulyono, President Director of PT. Fangbian Iskan Corporindo.

"The telecommunications landscape and needs of the Southeast Asian region are fast evolving and TPI is pleased to partner with FIC in actively supporting this development," said Hady Hartanto, President of Telemedia Pacific Inc.

"This is the first cable that will link Indonesia directly with Hong Kong, which represents a significant step forward for Indonesian communications. NEC is honored to be participating in this project, which will provide valuable services throughout the region and demonstrate NEC’s continuing ability to produce high-quality products and services for this demanding industry," said Akihisa Nakajima, Associate Senior Vice President of NEC Corporation.

NEC expects contract related activity to begin during the first half of 2009, and the new cable is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2011.

Cable Route of the Submarine Cable Asia Network (SCAN) SystemCable Route of the Submarine Cable Asia Network (SCAN) System

About PT Fangbian Iskan Corporindo

PT. Fangbian Iskan Corporindo is a new venture founded by Mr. Dahlan Iskan, Chairman and CEO of Jawa Pos Group2 engaging in Telecommunications, Computer, and Information Technology businesses. Jawa Pos Group is the largest media group in Indonesia delivering quality content to the Indonesian community. For more information, please visit Jawa Pos Group website at:

About Telemedia Pacific Incorporation

Telemedia Pacific Incorporation is a new telecommunications infrastructure operator in Asia with a focus to provide quality and reliable network services to connect the fast growing emerging markets within the region.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of a diversified global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC website at:

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