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Press Release -- July 4th, 2013
Source: TeliaSonera AB
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PLDT Selects TeliaSonera International Carrier’s IP Connectivity to Secure High-Performance, Global Reach

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) today announced it has signed a global IP transit service agreement with Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), the leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines. The strategic partnership provides PLDT with the ability to extend its reach and deliver a high-quality connection throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

PLDT is Philippines’ largest fixed and mobile operator serving a population of 100 million people spanning more than 7,000 islands. The company offers the greatest and most diversified range of telecommunications services throughout the Philippines including a significant outsourcing business. Leveraging direct connections to multiple TSIC 10Gb/s ports across three continents, PLDT obtains high-quality IP transit connectivity necessary to support the seamless, efficient delivery of its services around the world. TSIC’s global footprint also enables PLDT to extend its service reach to previously untapped markets.

Erik Hallberg, President, TeliaSonera International Carrier, says, “The ‘anywhereization’ of communications is changing the way companies look to expand their network reach. To date, a huge amount of fixed and mobile operators across the globe trust TSIC’s wholly-owned and operated global fiber backbone to deliver network capacity and reliable, global connectivity to the broadest market. Our global footprint enables PLDT to extend its reach throughout North America, Asia and Europe without incurring the expenditure or complexity associated with building and managing its own global network.”

“Another key reason PLDT selected TSIC was our strong presence within the high-growth, emerging Asian telecommunications market. A robust economy and widespread infrastructure development have spurred a rise amongst the international telco community and caught the eyes of foreign investors. The region now serves as a growing destination for outsourced global business,” he adds.

Genaro Sanchez, Vice President, Networks, PLDT, comments, “Leveraging TSIC, PLDT now delivers our services via a secure and reliable network that provides the most direct routes to our customers in the Philippines and overseas, especially Europe. The partnership has resulted in the highest quality experience for our customers and a cost-effective network solution, allowing us to maintain PLDT’s mission of attractive pricing, service quality, content and coverage. In addition to driving opportunities and business wins for PLDT today, TSIC has ensured we remain poised for future growth, offering flexibility in the choice of multiple ports up to 100Gb/s.

Media Enquiries: Ulviyya Hasanzade, Head of Communications, TeliaSonera International Carrier, + 46 725893132, ulviyya.hesenzade@teliasonera.com

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

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