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Press Release -- March 3rd, 2014
Source: TeliaSonera AB

TeliaSonera International Carrier continues Middle East expansion – Partners with Ooredoo for Point of Presence in Qatar

TeliaSonera International Carrier today announced a partnership with Qatari  telecommunications company Ooredoo, to meet the growing demand for of high performance connectivity to and from the region.

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC), which owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones, will further expand its network in the Middle East with a Point of Presence (PoP)* in Qatar which will be operated and managed in Doha by Ooredoo.

Brendan Ives, President, TeliaSonera International Carrier, says: “We have worked with Middle Eastern operators for many years and continue to build on our position as one of the leading providers of connectivity to the region. Our partnership with Ooredoo will further enhance our ability to meet the growing demand for premium quality connectivity across a wide range of services”, says Brendan Ives, President of TeliaSonera International Carrier.

The partnership will enable Ooredoo to offer a comprehensive suite of services to regional enterprises, meeting their growing connectivity demands and demonstrating that more and more communications companies consider Qatar an emerging hub for telecommunications infrastructure.

Yousuf Al-Kubaisi, Chief Wholesale & International Officer, Ooredoo, says: “We are exploring new ways of expanding this year as part of our commitment to the Qatar 2030 Vision, and this partnership is one of its integral components. This will benefit not only Ooredoo’s customers, but enterprises and operators across the whole region. We are proud of this cooperation and look forward to continue our fruitful collaboration with TSIC.”

* A Point of Presence (PoP) is the physical location where communication devices establish a connection, a PoP then supplies the necessary link that makes the exchange of communication and high volumes of data possible.

Media inquiries:

Charlotte Züger, Head of Communications, TeliaSonera International Carrier,
+46 70 3200383,

Edward Barnfield, Ooredoo Consultant, Doha, Qatar, +974 660 55968,

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

About Ooredoo
Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and South-East Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives and Indonesia. Discover more at

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