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Press Release -- May 9th, 2016
Source: phonoscope-lightwave, TeliaSonera AB

Phonoscope Global Selects Telia Carrier as IP Transit Provider

STOCKHOLM and HOUSTON, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Telia Carrier today announced that its global IP network (AS1299) was selected by Phonoscope Global as the carrier for the United States’ first and largest privately owned fiber optic Metropolitan Area Network (MAN). Comprised of more than 23,000 miles of fiber, Phonoscope Global provides comprehensive regional coverage and brings Telia Carrier closer to its existing and potential customers.

Driven by bandwidth demand in Houston, Telia Carrier’s partnership with Phonoscope Global enhances solutions to serve the regional and global needs of large players in the oil, gas and natural resource sectors. Continued participation in the growth and reach of research, healthcare and education networks are also an important focus. The partnership allows Telia Carrier to reach customers it would not have had access to otherwise and Phonoscope Global can now offer global connectivity for its clients upon request. Telia Carrier’s top-two ranked global IP backbone and numerous established points of presence (PoPs) throughout Texas and globally, along with Phonoscope superior fiber optic access network, provides customers of both companies with privately managed, customized connectivity.

“As the applications for high performance IP and capacity services continue to grow, customers demand partners who have the scale, network and customer focus to deliver quickly with 100G capabilities,” saidIvo Pascucci, Regional Director, Americas at Telia Carrier. “Together with Phonoscope Global, we’re creating something extraordinary that has, until now, been, missing from Houston and the greater DASH region.”

Phonoscope has been offering customized connectivity solutions to the Greater Houston Area for more than 60 years. The company’s network currently connects the 8 County region’s business districts including the medical center, most large enterprise and energy companies, 38 school districts and Universities, City and County Government offices and most Sports Stadiums, Industrial Parks and growing a number of residential MDUs and Developments. As Telia Carrier and Phonoscope both own and manage proprietary networks, customers of both companies benefit from increased efficiency, reduced costs, superior customization capabilities, and greater network optimization that come with avoiding third-party expenditures.

“We are passionate about what we do and it shows in our commitment to our customer’s success. We live by the rule of personal investment, so we never say no; we simply find a way and love the challenges to grow in innovation and delivery. Our drive is to provide the best communication connectivity and services available anywhere,” said Sarah Schlager, President at Phonoscope Global. “We know Telia Carrier will support us and our customers as we achieve true global connectivity.”

Telia Carrier’s 62 U.S. PoPs serve the region with mission-critical, 100G-enabled Internet transit, Wavelength and Ethernet services. According to Dyn Research’s global backbone rankings, AS1299, Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone is currently ranked top two. At the 2015 World Communication Awards (WCA) in London, Telia Carrier was recognized for having the best customer care in the industry.

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. Discover more at

About Phonoscope Global

Phonoscope Global serves the Greater Houston area with IP Connectivity for Data, Voice and Video on the local most dense and vast private 100% pure- light Metro E network. Our mission is to empower our community with the strength and reliability to grow business and lifestyle into the future, by providing powerful transport, custom solutions, and uncompromised control, supported by our team of dedicated employees around the clock. We take great pride in our reputation for exceptional customer service and highly talented engineering expertise in network infrastructure and services. You can count on Phonoscope Global to take care of you throughout Greater Houston and connect you around the world. Discover more at

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

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