SOURCE: EVOLVING SYSTEMS

Evolving Systems

September 08, 2010 08:00 ET

Indosat Launches Asia's First Number Selection Directly on a Mobile Handset

Dynamic Number Selection Feature Will Appeal to Marketplace

ENGLEWOOD, CO--(Marketwire - September 8, 2010) -  Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOL), a leading provider of software solutions and services to the wireless, wireline and IP carrier market, today announced that PT Indosat TbK has launched the Company's Dynamic SIM Allocation™ solution throughout Indonesia.

Evolving Systems' Dynamic SIM Allocation solution allows new subscribers to select their own mobile number from a menu displayed on the handset when they buy and activate a new SIM card. The subscriber can choose their language (currently Bahasa Indonesia or English), select an Indosat package and tariff and then enter the pre-paid registration details.

The inexpensive number selection feature is expected to be very popular in the highly competitive Indonesian market. For just Rp1,500 (approx. USD 15c) Indosat will allow subscribers to choose their own number. Customers can also view 'golden numbers' which may consist of repeated digits or numbers with multiple '8's -- a number linked with prosperity in the Asia region -- which can be bought for between US$3 and US$100 and paid for via top-ups or using an ATM.

Indosat is also simplifying its offering by launching a generic SIM card which allows the subscriber to choose their brand/tariff when they activate it. In doing so, it will dramatically reduce the number of card types in the market, while at the same time benefiting dealers who will only need to stock one type of Indosat SIM card. This will also simplify the logistics and stock management and will allow Indosat to complete ordering and delivery in a shorter timeframe.

"Indosat has always been innovative. Offering true number selection to subscribers directly on the handset and allowing them to choose their preferred tariff plan is definitely a first in Indonesia, and we think in Asia," said Laszlo Barta, Chief Commercial Officer for Indosat. "We first launched in two regions to test the subscriber experience and received very positive feedback from the new subscribers, as well as our Dealer Channel. We are now commencing the nationwide launch and expect this to increase our new activations."

"We are delighted that Indosat has decided to work with us to launch Dynamic SIM Allocation in Indonesia," said Thad Dupper, President and CEO of Evolving Systems. "The region has a very large population, but with ten mobile operators in the country, competition is intense. For many people, a 'good' mobile number can be very valuable and the results of a recent trial in Indonesia showed that many subscribers bought the new cards because they liked the flexibility of choosing their own phone number and tariff plan. In the longer term, subscribers choosing their own number were found to have higher average revenue per user (ARPU) and their operator loyalty was extended."

About Dynamic SIM Allocation
Dynamic SIM Allocation solution is a new way of activating phones, which removes the inefficiencies of pre-provisioning, avoids the costs associated with large numbers of inactive SIM cards, and enables wireless carriers to offer an enhanced end-user experience. Dynamic SIM Allocation can help:

  • Optimize use of core network capacity
    • Provision only on first use of SIM cards
  • Improve SIM Card Supply Flexibility
    • With improved geographic mobility of SIM cards
  • Improved MSISDN Utilization
    • By provisioning numbers at first use of the SIM card
  • Increase revenue by enhancing user experience
    • Offer choice and personalization on first use

About Evolving Systems®
Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOL) is a provider of software and services to more than 70 network operators in over 40 countries worldwide. Its portfolio includes market-leading products for Service Activation, Service Verification, Dynamic SIM Allocation, Number Portability, Number Inventory and Mediation solutions. Founded in 1985, the Company has headquarters in Englewood, Colorado, with offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, India and Malaysia. Further information is available on the web at www.evolving.com.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States' Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, based on current expectations, estimates and projections that are subject to risk. Specifically, Evolving Systems' statements about the impact and ability of Evolving Systems' solutions to handle future needs of the customer described in this press release, or other customers, are forward-looking statements. Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, and Evolving Systems may not undertake to update these forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially because of many factors, such as internal budgeting changes of customers, the impact of competition and the general state of the telecommunications industry. For a more extensive discussion of Evolving Systems' business, please refer to the Company's Form 10-K filed with the U.S. SEC on March 8, 2010, as well as subsequently filed Forms 10-Q, 8-K and press releases and the Company's website at www.evolving.com.

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