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Press Release -- November 16th, 2011
Source: TeliaSonera AB
Tags: Earnings, Expansion, Video

TeliaSonera International Carrier selected by JustinTV to enable the expansion of its global network

TeliaSonera International Carrier today announced that JustinTV, the online broadcasting community, has signed an agreement for IP connectivity with ports in both the US and Europe.

The partnership sees TeliaSonera International Carrier providing worldwide connectivity for JustinTV and its new video game broadcasting community, TwitchTV. Launched in June 2011, the TwitchTV site now receives more than 10 million unique worldwide viewers every month making it the world’s largest community of its kind. TeliaSonera International Carrier will be responsible for delivering a world-class service ensuring quality, stability and reliability for the increasing amount of traffic as the number of viewers on the site continues to grow.

Emmett Shear, CEO, TwitchTV, said “Competitive video gaming is a global phenomenon – but it wouldn’t be anywhere without a carrier who can handle the level of traffic and still ensure the quality and reliability - this is why we chose TeliaSonera International Carrier. We’re seeing major growth in Europe with huge online events which regularly have hundreds of thousands of concurrent viewers, and millions overall. That’s a lot of traffic and it’s fantastic we can rely on TeliaSonera International Carrier to provide the amount of traffic with the level of quality and reliability required.”

Art Kazmierczak, Head of Sales Americas, TeliaSonera International Carrier Inc, adds “We’re focused on providing a flexible, high quality performance that mirrors the innovation and dedication of the team at JustinTV. We’ve watched as the site has grown and we’re excited to support its continued growth every step of the way in regards to connectivity.”

TeliaSonera International Carrier provides fiber-based telecommunication services and infrastructure which delivers the highest quality service coupled with the greatest customer support and satisfaction. The agreement with JustinTV follows TeliaSonera International Carrier’s recent award win – Best Wholesale Carrier 2011 – at the prestigious World Communications Awards.

For more information, please call the TeliaSonera's press office on + 46-771 77 58 30

TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera helps people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Our ambition is to be number one or two in all our markets, providing the best customer experience, high quality networks and cost efficient operations. TeliaSonera is also the leading European wholesale provider with a wholly-owned international carrier network. In 2010, net sales amounted to SEK 107 billion, EBITDA to SEK 37.7 billion and earnings per share to SEK 4.73. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at teliasonera.com

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