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Press Release -- December 19th, 2013
Source: GTS Central Europe
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LUKOIL selects GTS for Poland network infrastructure

Warsaw, 19. December 2013 – GTS Central Europe (GTS), a leading provider of integrated telecommunications solutions and data center services throughout Central and Eastern Europe, has entered into a long term contract with LUKOIL Poland, an international vertically-integrated oil and gas company, to provide network services to their 116 gas stations across Poland.

GTS designed and implemented a new multiservice network infrastructure to support LUKOIL’s core operations to their 116 Polish filling stations. The customized solution utilizes GTS’ next generation IP voice and data networking platforms, which support all of LUKOIL’s internal business applications as well as their point of sale (POS) and fleet card systems for payment processing between their filling stations, data centers and banks. To ensure business continuity, GTS architected a fully protected solution with the backup services based on a different technology for an extra level of resiliency.

As part of the solution, GTS also deployed WiFi networks with IP connectivity to these 116 full-service stations, which include an attached restaurant and express market. These WiFi networks will be managed by LUKOIL and are intended to allow their customers to access the Internet while visiting their locations.

“We are excited to have been selected as the preferred network partner for LUKOIL Poland. Our comprehensive solution includes several ICT service components that are specifically tailored to their business needs,” stated Piotr Sieluk, Managing Director of GTS Poland. “This further validates GTS’ competence in designing and managing custom ICT solutions for large enterprise customers.”

“When dealing with customer data and payment processing, information security and network reliability are imperative. It was crucial to find a reliable partner who understood our business goals and could manage our complex Poland network infrastructure,” said Audrius Stropus, President of LUKOIL Poland. “We are confident that our employees and customers will benefit from this cooperation with GTS.”

About LUKOIL

LUKOIL is a leading oil and gas mining and processing company. Although it runs most of its operations in Russia, including research and oil mining, the company owns state-of-the-art refineries, gas processing plants and oil refineries all over the world. Most of its products are sold outside Russia. LUKOIL products are available on 24 national markets worldwide, including Russia, Baltic countries, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe and Unites States. LUKOIL ranks second among publically traded private sector corporations with respect to the number of documented hydrocarbon reservoirs. With annual turnover in excess of US$ 107bn and more than US$ 9.1bn net profit, it is the largest oil mining and processing trade company in Russia. For more information, please visit www.lukoil.pl.

About GTS:

GTS Central Europe is a leading infrastructure-based provider of telecommunications services in Central and Eastern Europe. GTS owns and operates an extensive fiber optic and data center network throughout the region. In the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, the company combines its regional footprint with deep local networks to deliver a broad range of services. From basic voice and data to complex virtual private networks and cloud services, GTS assembles the latest technology with its extensive network to provide industry-leading customer solutions. With a strong operating history of nearly 20 years in CEE, the company is committed to providing service excellence and value to its over 38,000 business, carrier and government customers. For more information, please visit us at www.gtsce.com.
For further information please contact:

Lucie Řeřichová, PR manager and spokesperson, GTS Central Europe,
phone +420 225 253 152, +420 777 198 838, e-mail: lucie.rerichova@gtsce.com

Ondřej Micka, EMC a.s. agency,
phone +420 251 091 211, +420 724 352 552, e-mail: gts@emcgroup.cz

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