Telia chosen by TPSA to provide international IP transit

Telia International Carrier has been chosen by TPSA, owner of Poland's largest Internet Network to supply international IP transit to the Polish market. Telia International Carrier becomes the largest supplier of international IP capacity to the Polish Internet market.
In competition with more than 20 operators, Telia International Carrier won the contract, which will provide the Polish market with 600 Mb/s during a one-year period. TPSA has an upgrade option to 2,5 Gb/s.
With 38 million inhabitants, the Polish telecom market is Central-and Eastern Europe largest. Already today, more than six million inhabitants have Internet access and the subscribers increase by approximately 120.000 per month.
"Development of Internet connections is one of the main goals in TPSA´s new strategy. To satisfy the ever-increasing number of Internet users in Poland we make lots of investments, among others, increasing the flow capacity of international lines. The common investment with Telia International Carrier is one of those, thanks to which we will be able to face a dynamic rise of demand from Internet users in our country" says Pawel Rzepka, Chairman of the TPSA Management Board.
"Internet users in Poland expect higher and higher quality of services. Telia International Carrier fulfils the top standards expected by TPSA. We are glad that the biggest public Internet network in Poland has chosen Telia", says Erik Heilborn, President of Telia International Carrier.
About Telia International Carrier
Telia's wholly owned subsidiary, Telia International Carrier, provides IP, Capacity, Voice, Infrastructure services and carrier neutral colocation solutions. Today, the company is the leading European carrier of transatlantic IP traffic to the USA.
Its wholly owned multi-fibre optic network - the Viking Network - provides high capacity bandwidth and offers end-to-end connectivity round the world. The network is a giant investment-intensive venture designed to expand Telia International Carrier to cover Scandinavia, Europe and the USA by 2001. The infrastructure in Europe is designed as a multi-duct network connecting all significant cities with communication, supporting IP, Voice and Data. By the end of 2001, the network will cover 40,000 route kilometres throughout Europe and the USA, connecting 50 major cities.
Mark Vadasz , PR Manager, Telia International Carrier Phone: +46 8 713 58 30
e-mail: mark.m.vadasz@telia.se
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