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Press Release -- January 27th, 2012
Source: TeliaSonera AB
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TeliaSonera International Carrier continues expansion of IP network in the US

TeliaSonera International Carrier has yet again increased the possibilities for new and existing customers in the US to benefit from the availability of high quality IP services. Building on customer success, the company increases choice in the Pacific Northwest. More American high-tech businesses have the ability to choose the top three IP global backbone from the telecommunication industry’s Best Wholesale Carrier.

Brendan Ives, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, says, “With the addition of Seattle, our customers have yet more possibilities to connect to our global IP backbone. We now have 35 points-of-presence in 23 US cities and Seattle is our seventh on the West Coast. During the two last years we connected Charlotte, Phoenix, Buffalo, Cleveland and Washington. The increased expansion of the US network is strategically important and will help us to maintain our position as one of the largest global IP carriers. I’m proud to be able to say four of the top five global content providers are US based and loyal customers.”

TeliaSonera International Carrier has a strong history in the US. The company has been active in the US market since 1995 and has a continuous growing US customer base. Apart from adding new PoPs in US cities, TeliaSonera International Carrier has also invested in its high quality global IP, capacity and international voice services portfolio. This has been recognized in new customer wins in the online gaming, content delivery and ISP segments.

“In light of the TeliaSonera group being one of the largest operators in Europe with more than 150 years in the business and over 160 million subscribers, US customers are increasingly turning to us as a competitive alternative for their telecommunications needs.”

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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