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Press Release -- August 13th, 2013
Source: KPN, tkagy
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Telekom Austria Group and KPN International: Wholesale partnership to create one of Europe´s largest Fiber Networks

    • Joint footprint more than doubled: 173 Points of Presence (PoP) within 35 countries
    • Customers benefit from services via one of Europe´s largest fiber networks
    • Technological and local know-how of TAG & KPN International to leverage synergies
    • Wide range of backbone based services for international Wholesale Carriers and large business customers

Vienna, August 13, 2013 - Today the Telekom Austria Group (VSE: TKA, OTC US: TKAGY) and KPN International announced that they have started a partnership deal that encompasses the interconnection of Ethernet, IP VPN, Wavelength and IPT services to maximize large traffic and establish an increased presence in Europe. The various data services are being made available for target groups such as international wholesale carriers as well as large business customers. The cooperation is already in operation, providing excellent service level agreement in the industry.

Footprint TAG KPN - May 2013The network connection will be established in Frankfurt with a back-up in Vienna. The IP backbone connects among many others the four most important Internet Exchange Points in Europe: Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris. A total of 173 PoPs within 35 countries across Europe and North America will be covered by the backbone.

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Stefan Amon, Director of Wholesale at Telekom Austria Group:” I am really proud to announce this pan-European wholesale partnership with our two regionally complementary infrastructures. I see an excellent operational fit as both backbone network providers focus on top quality. This infrastructure throughout 35 countries will be one of the largest in Europe, offering technological as well as local know-how and experience from Telekom Austria Group in CEE and from KPN International in Western Europe”.

Jasper Snijder, Managing Director of KPN International: “I am happy to be working closely with Telekom Austria Group to help serve our customers in our region as well as globally. I am confident this partnership agreement will strengthen customer service and experience. It enables both companies to make more efficient use of our networks, which will benefit our customers”.

Customers benefit from complementary network
The cooperation allows local presence of the Telekom Austria Group in Western Europe via KPN International´s backbone infrastructure; vice versa KPN International and its customers will benefit from the local presence the Telekom Austria Group has across the CEE region. Common marketing and sales activities are being implemented in order to ensure further business for the combined networks. Thanks to the partnership customers will get more efficient solutions due to enhanced end to end managed networks with a single point of contact.

About Telekom Austria Group Wholesale
The Telekom Austria Group is Austria’s leading provider of telecommunication services. It is an integrated, convergent provider of intelligent information and communications services and a leader in CEE. The portfolio covers voice, data, IP services, global satellite communications and mobile solutions. The Group also provides longtime expert know-how, flexible and tailor-made solutions and prompt troubleshooting for Roaming, Signaling Solutions, GRX/IPX Service and Fraud Detection. More information at http://wholesale.telekomaustria.com .

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