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Ericsson: Ericsson selected as hyperscale cloud and NFV partner by XL Axiata

* Ericsson to transform XL Axiata's network through deployment of
disaggregated architecture
* Ericsson to deliver full-stack cloud solution including Ericsson Hyperscale
Datacenter System 8000 built with Intel ® Rack Scale Architecture
* Deployment meets XL Axiata's need for a standardized multivendor
virtualization environment and will enable innovative services to be
brought to market more rapidly

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by XL Axiata, a leading
telecommunications operator in southeast Asia, to transform its network
through the deployment of disaggregated architecture.

Ericsson will deploy its full stack cloud solution, including the Ericsson
Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 based onIntel ® Rack Scale Architecture,
and virtual network functions (VNFs) as part of XL Axiata's cloud evolution
and realization of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

As part of the first phase of the transformation, Ericsson Service Aware
Policy Controller (SAPC) and Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA) VNFs will
also be deployed.

Common management of the VNFs will be enabled by the Ericsson Network Manager,
which supports management of both physical and virtual network functions,
offers a common view of network resources and services across multiple
network technologies, and provides lifecycle management for VNFs. This
represents a key step for XL Axiata's cloud transformation, since both IT and
network applications will be deployed in the same environment.

The solution offers open NFV architecture and fulfils XL Axiata's needs for a
standardized multivendor virtualization environment that will enable the
operator to bring new services to market faster. Adopting Ericsson Hyperscale
Datacenter System 8000 with carrier-grade software will also allow XL Axiata
to optimize its NFV and IT infrastructure through disaggregated and
software-defined infrastructure that supports more flexible and responsive
resource utilization.

Dian Siswarini, President Director, XL Axiata, says: "Through this hyperscale
cloud initiative with Ericsson, we look forward to putting NFV and cloud to
practical use. We will accelerate the delivery of innovative services by
exposing network assets, while improving efficiency and reducing risk in how
networks are built and operated to meet the needs of the future."

Thomas Jul, Head of Ericsson Indonesia and Timor Leste, says: "This is an
important milestone in our long standing partnership with XL Axiata, marking
a significant step in the cloud evolution we are working together to realize
for XL Axiata. We will continue to strengthen the partnership by leveraging
Ericsson's leadership in both cloud and NFV."

Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 is a new generation of datacenter
system using disaggregated hardware architecture for better resource
utilization. The initial focus is on complete operator cloud transformation
for NFV, IT and commercial cloud operations.

Ericsson at Mobile World Congress 2016

During Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Ericsson will showcase its
unique industry insights, the latest innovation and inspirational discussions
that enable powerful new business opportunities. We are in the midst of the
societal transformation we call the Networked Society: a society in which
mobility, broadband and cloud empower every person and every industry to
reach their full potential. Opportunity is everywhere, and companies are
transforming according to the role they have chosen to play in the value
chains and ecosystems of the Networked Society. Join us in our Hall (Hall 2,
Stand 2N60) to learn about 5G, the Internet of Things and cloud, and to
discuss the impact digital transformation can have on people, business and

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About XL Axiata

PT XL Axiata Tbk. is one of the major cellular providers in Indonesia. PT XL
Axiata Tbk. is (66.4%) owned by Axiata Group Berhad through Axiata
Investments (Indonesia) Sdn Bhd and public (33.6%), and is part of Axiata
Group ("Group"). The Group's mobile subsidiaries and associates operate under
the brand name Celcom in Malaysia, Dialog in Sri Lanka, Robi in Bangladesh,
Smart in Cambodia, Idea in India and M1 in Singapore. For more information,

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Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in
communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with
every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society
to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband
and the cloud
- are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business,
increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new

With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries,
we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support
networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the
world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments
in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers -
stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales
2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ
OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.


Ericsson Corporate Communications
Phone: +46 10 719 69 92

Ericsson Investor Relations
Phone: +46 10 719 00 00

Ericsson selected as hyperscale cloud and NFV partner by XL Axiata


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