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Press Release -- March 18th, 2013
Source: Nokia Siemens Networks, TeliaSonera AB

First 100G network covering both Europe and North America launched by TeliaSonera International Carrier

Following an upgrade of their pan-European network, TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has become the first global carrier with 100G (100 gigabits per second) networks spanning Europe and North America.

Their North American network was upgraded to 100G in November 2012 and connects 23 cities as far west as Los Angeles. This is now complemented by a pan-European 100G network stretching from Madrid to Moscow.

“We own and operate our own global fiber backbone. This lets us deploy the technology required to build a future-enabled network. For our wholesale customers, 100G means the ability to scale up capacity without scaling up complexity – and doing so cost-efficiently”, says Erik Hallberg, President of TeliaSonera International Carrier.

Using 100G in both North America and Europe, TSIC is also looking at options to upgrade its trans-Atlantic connection to 100G. This will create a seamless 100G enabled network encompassing Europe and North America.

The European 100G network upgrade is based on NSN’s hiT 7300 platform. In the US Infinera’s DTNX platform is used. This dual-vendor stance is part of maintaining the independence of TeliaSonera’s network and its ability to adapt to ever-changing and ever-increasing market demands.

It is another first for TSIC, who was also the first to sell wholesale wavelengths, the first to offer high-end bandwidth on demand and the first to break the terabit barrier.


About TeliaSonera International Carrier
TeliaSonera International Carrier owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones. Our mission is to provide exceptional network infrastructure and services – empowering individuals, businesses and societies to execute their most critical activities. By working close to our customers we make big ideas happen at the speed of fiber. Discover more at


TeliaSonera International Carrier:
Ulviyya Hasanzade, Head of Communications, TSIC
Phone: +46 725893132

Ilissa Miller, iMiller Public Relations for TSIC
Phone: +1 866 307 2510

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 2011, net sales amounted to SEK 104 billion, EBITDA to SEK 36.9 billion and earnings per share to SEK 4.20. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at

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