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Press Release -- June 20th, 2013
Source: TeliaSonera AB

TeliaSonera International Carrier Recognized as Best Next Generation Optical Service Provider

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) was named Best Next Generation Optical Service Provider at the 15th Annual WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking Conference, 17-20 June. Winners were announced at the Next Generation Optical Awards held at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco. This recognition marks TSIC’s second Next Generation Optical Awards’ triumph; the company was selected as the World’s Best Global Optical Service Provider in 2012.

The Next Generation Optical Awards recognize innovation and achievements made by diverse solution and service providers within the optical networking industry. This year’s winners were chosen by an esteemed panel of judges, including industry experts Rick Talbot, Senior Analyst, Transport and Routing Infrastructure, Current Analysis, Ian Redpath, Principal Analyst, Network Infrastructure, Ovum, Daryl Inniss, VP and Practice Leader, Components, Ovum, and Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst, Optical, Infonetics.

“TeliaSonera International Carrier is honored to be selected as the Best Next Generation Optical Service Provider. It recognizes our innovation and achievement in being the first to 100G-enable pan North American and Pan European networks.” said Vice President and Head of Technology Mattias Fridström on accepting the award, “We have invested to position TeliaSonera International Carrier as the carrier of the future, driving ‘anywhereization’, and able to fulfill the exploding demands of operators and carriers.”

A subsidiary of TeliaSonera Group, TeliaSonera International Carrier provides future-enabled network access and telecom services to over 1,000 global operators, carriers, application and content providers, and various other customers in 80 countries across the world leveraging its wholly owned fiber-optic network and 200 Points of Presence (PoPs) spanning Asia, Europe and the U.S. TSIC continues to lead the industry in the global optical networking space, providing the highest quality communications infrastructure and service to customers in virtually every vertical.

Media Enquiries: Ulviyya Hasanzade, Head of Communications, TeliaSonera International Carrier, +46 725893132,

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. We are a part of the TeliaSonera group, Europe’s 5th largest operator with 175 million subscriptions from the Nordics to Nepal. Discover more at

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