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Indosat and Nextnation launch Indonesia's first mobile gaming community

Ozura Sdn Bhd (“Ozura”) has via PT Nextnation Prisma (“NP”), both subsidiaries of Malaysian public listed Nextnation Communication Berhad (“Nextnation”), in partnership with, Indosat Tbk (“Indosat”), one of the leading telecommunication providers in Indonesia, today announces the launch of the first mobile gaming community in Indonesia - GameWar. Indosat mobile subscribers will be the first to enjoy the benefits of GameWar to experience the new technology. GameWar is a gaming community where mobile users are able to download games, compete in game tournaments and win redemption points which can be used in GameWar’s virtual gift shop. Users are also able to interact with one another via GameWar’s club and blog functions as well as the multiplayer games available in the community. GameWar was built on FunlogiX™, a mobile gaming platform developed by Ozura. “We are delighted that Indosat has selected Ozura to be the exclusive provider for the mobile gaming community throughout Indonesia. GameWar represents a breakthrough in mobile gaming entertainment in Indonesia as it provides more features and content than a normal mobile content download portal. We anticipate a high take up rate especially amongst users who are below 25 years of age. This demographic has proven to be highly responsive towards mobile gaming entertainment in the world and are quick to adopt new and exciting technologies”, stated Lion Peh, Chief Executive Officer of Ozura. “As one of the first mobile gaming community offering, what more can I say about the impact of this news. Our partnership with Indosat not only demonstrates our commitment to a successful partnership, but it absolutely validates our continued commitment to maintaining our dominant position as the leading mobile gaming platform provider to the gaming sector. With the launching of GameWar, Ozura has established a solid reputation for developing advanced multi-player solution to support profitable game community. This will be our first step in penetrating the Indonesia market as well as regional market. Our upcoming deployment will be in Thailand, Singapore and China, accessing to more than 500 million mobile users, which tapping further into the estimated USD 11.9 billion global gaming market”, continued Peh.. Each game tournament in GameWar lasts for a period of two months encompassing highly addictive mobile games. At the end of each tournament, a new tournament will be launched in its place featuring new games. As such, the gaming content in GameWar is always refreshed to ensure a dynamic gaming environment for the users. The current tournament games in GameWar are Jagoan, Pesta Bola and Bubble Game. The games were developed by Ozura specifically for GameWar. “With Ozura’s large and dedicated team of game developers providing content to GameWar, rest assured that GameWar’s gaming content will be the most exciting and rewarding gaming experience available to Indonesian mobile users” added Peh. Ozura has developed and aggregated an extensive game catalogues and distribution network worldwide, representing over 2,000 game titles to over 30 countries. For more information on GameWar, visit www.gamewar.funlogix.com. About Indosat Indosat Tbk, with about 15 million mobile subscribers, is a leading telecommunication and information service provider in Indonesia that provides cellular services (Mentari, Matrix and IM3), IDD services (IDD 001, IDD 008 and FlatCall 016), fixed telecommunication services (StarOne, I-Phone). Indosat also provides Multimedia, Internet and Data Communication Services (MIDI). Indosat’s shares are listed in the Jakarta and Surabaya Stock Exchange (JSX:ISAT) and its American Depository Shares are listed in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:IIT). About Nextnation Nextnation, a mobile application service provider, enables businesses and individuals to access, connect, and transact across today’s complex global mobile networks. Its core product MINDCEP™ Platform is a mobile multimedia communication platform, facilitating and enabling mobile data transmission worldwide using WAP, MMS, SMS and Java technologies. MINDCEP™ is connected to some of the largest premium messaging networks in the world in order to offer a broad range of services from content distribution to mobile m-commerce and place the company at the forefront of this rapidly growing messaging market. Additional news and information about the company is available at www.nextnationnet.com. About Ozura Ozura Mobile is a leading international developer and publisher for mobile games and game developer engine to carriers, aggregators, mobile phone manufacturers and service providers. The company creates games for mobile phones based on the J2ME, BREW or Symbian platform. Ozura’s games are available all over the world through its distribution network of thousands of partners spanning across 130 countries. It is expected that the growth of mobile phones supporting these platforms will exceed one billion units worldwide in 2008. For more information, visit www.ozura.com.

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