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Press Release -- April 13th, 2016
Source: TeliaSonera AB

Telia Carrier Brings Global Backbone to Montreal

MONTREAL, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Telia Carrier today announced that it has established a new presence in Montreal, now providing wholesale IP transit, Ethernet and IPX services for carriers, content and cloud providers. Montreal complements its presence already established in Toronto and underscores Telia Carrier’s continued commitment to expansion in North America.

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Unique Location and Offerings
As one of the leading providers of 100G services, Telia Carrier enables Montreal customers to connect to its AS1299 fiber optic backbone, one of the largest in the world, at the highest speeds available in the region. Montreal is a major media hub for the French Canadian market and the region’s low power costs are also a draw for content providers and cloud technology companies. Montreal is uniquely positioned as a key aggregation point for international traffic, from both the US as well as transatlantic directly to Canada from Europe via east coast Canadian cable landing points.

“Telia Carrier is dedicated to delivering a responsive, connected experience to address the continued demand in the Canadian market,” said Art Kazmierczak, Director of Business Development, Americas at Telia Carrier. “By moving into Montreal, in addition to already being in Toronto, Telia Carrier strengthens its presence in a high growth IP transit market in Canada, and reinforces our commitment to meeting customer demand for consistent and reliable performance worldwide.”

Telia Carrier was the first carrier with a 100G enabled backbone in both Europe and North America in addition to owning and operating the #1 ranked Global IP backbone. The company enables worldwide connectivity by connecting more than 200 Points of Presence (PoPs) across Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East including 62 PoPs in North America alone.

Media Enquiries: Rickard Bäcklin, VP Brand & Marketing, Telia Carrier, +46-72-2368327,

About Telia Carrier
Telia 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.

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