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Press Release -- November 2nd, 2010
Source: TeliaSonera AB
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TeliaSonera International Carrier preferred supplier of global IP Solutions for The Quilt

Published: 11/2/2010

TeliaSonera International Carrier, has announced that they have been selected as an authorized Quilt provider for delivery of global IP transit services.  The members of The Quilt now have the opportunity to connect to one of world’s fastest growing IP backbones.

“TeliaSonera International Carrier was selected to be an authorized Quilt provider based on the quality of its global IP backbone, solid finances and strong focus on customer service”, said Jen Leasure, President and CEO, The Quilt. “The excellent reputation that TeliaSonera International Carrier has with other National Research and Education Networks across Europe was also a very important factor”.

The Quilt members will now be able to use the TeliaSonera International Carrier IP network.  Several members have already ordered services with TeliaSonera through this program.   ”This is a very important recognition for TeliaSonera International Carrier”, said Dave Crew, Sales Director North America at TeliaSonera International Carrier. “Our recent significant investment in our US network proves that we are committed to satisfying the demanding long-term requirements of Quilt members and this agreement demonstrates how TeliaSonera International Carrier is a major player in the US IP Transit marketplace.”

TeliaSonera International Carrier has a strong history in the US. The company has been active in the US market since 1995 and has a continuously growing US customer base.

“With more than 150 years in the business, the TeliaSonera group is one of the largest operators in Europe with a significant focus on the education community globally.   With a majority of Education Networks in Europe as customers today, we believe our customers in the US consider us a very competitive alternative”, Dave Crew continued.

About TeliaSonera International Carrier
TeliaSonera International Carrier is a global provider of cross-border communication services. We deliver IP, capacity and voice services and we also provide the media, education and online gaming industries with services tailored to their specific needs. We own and operate more than 43,000 kilometers (27,000 miles) of fiber network, which covers more than 100 points of presence in 35 countries across Europe, the US and Asia.

We are a leading global IP provider - the number one carrier in Europe and winner of 2009 World Communication Awards in the Best Wholesale Carrier and Best New Service categories.

About The Quilt
The Quilt is a nonprofit collaboration of our country’s most advanced regional and state networks in support of research and education.  The Quilt is a dynamic forum where leaders from these organizations and throughout the advanced research and education networking community build on the intellectual capital and best practices of network providers worldwide.  Based on the participant’s combined experiences in operations and development of leading edge technologies, The Quilt aims to influence the national agenda on information technology infrastructure with particular emphasis on networking.  Through its collaborations, The Quilt promotes the delivery of networking services at a lower cost, higher performance, greater reliability and security.  The Quilt derives its funding and organizational support from the contributions of its participants.  For more information, see http://www.thequilt.net.

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