Israeli company signs telecom deal with Indonesia’s Mobile 8

Published December 8th, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

Israeli wireless multimedia developer Emblaze Systems has entered the telecom market in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The company signed a one million dollar contract with local Mobile-8 Telecom to implement its products and technologies on a nationwide network, stated a press release. 


President and CEO of Mobile-8 Telecom BT Lim stated: "We have selected Emblaze as our choice technology partner to commercially deploy mobile media services in Indonesia, for their in-depth knowledge of content creation as well as management of mobile media services."  


Mobile-8 is a telecom operator made up of a consolidation of existing operators in Indonesia. The Israeli technology will enable its customers the power to stream or download standard MPEG4 video content, as well as to send animated greeting cards and video messaging with the Israeli products.  


Emblaze and Mobile-8 together with a local agent, are deploying traffic surveillance cameras around Jakarta, to broadcast live feed to the system and supply real time traffic-monitoring services to its subscribers.  


Israel’s lack of formal government representation in Indonesia has not stopped Jewish companies from doing business in the Islamic state. Last month, Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) finalized plans to open a branch in Jakarta, reported Yediot Aharonot. The division is the first area office opened by and Israeli defense company in a muslim state. — (

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